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Quantifying the experience of color
Author(s): Uri Feldman; Nathaniel Jacobson; Walter R. Bender
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Paper Abstract

An investigation to quantify experience of color was performed. It was demonstrated that experience of color can be described objectively, so that predictable visual sensations can be elicited by adjusting the relationships between colors. Central to this investigation is the formulation of a model of color experience that describes color relationships based on the types of interactions between colors. The model adjusts formal compositional attributes such as hue, value, chroma, and their contrasts, as well as size, and proportion. The investigation is developed within the context of the computer screen, where graphical elements, such as random matrices and text, serve as the color stimuli. Relative scaling experiments resulted in guidelines for adjusting the experience of color. The findings of this investigation have application in many areas, including color selection and color reproduction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1913, Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display IV, (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152728
Show Author Affiliations
Uri Feldman, Media Lab./MIT (United States)
Nathaniel Jacobson, Media Lab./MIT (United States)
Walter R. Bender, Media Lab./MIT (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1913:
Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display IV
Jan P. Allebach; Bernice E. Rogowitz, Editor(s)

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