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Document ID (ISN)45423
CIS number 86-62
ISSN - Serial title 0355-9939 - Ergonomiatiedote
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kuorinka T.
Title Effective use of colours on visual display screens - Part 1
Original title Värinäytön suunnittelu: väri ja värinäkeminen [in Finnish]
Bibliographic information 1985, No.2, p.1-12. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract First of 2 articles devoted to this topic. Colour domination in the display of information has occurred so rapidly that the effective use of colour has not been considered thoroughly. From the ergonomic point of view, the use of colours requires knowledge about the physiology of colour vision - how the lens, the retina, and the brain react when light reaches the eye. It must also be remembered that a variety of visual deficiencies affect the perception of colour. The ergonomist has to know the perceptual aspects of colours - how colour is experienced. This perception of colour is also influenced by hue, lightness, saturation, and brightness.
Descriptors (primary) visual display terminals; colour vision; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) colour of light
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)