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Document ID (ISN)45424
CIS number 86-63
ISSN - Serial title 0355-9939 - Ergonomiatiedote
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kuorinka T.
Title Effective use of colours on visual displays screens - Part 2
Original title Värinäytön suunnittelu: värien käytön ohjeet [in Finnish]
Bibliographic information 1985, No.3, p.1-12. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract This article treats the perception of colour and provides guidelines for the effective use of colours on a visual display screen. The perception of colour is affected by numerous factors: the size of the target, its distance from the viewer, the time the target is visible, and the viewer's age are some of the factors important to how colour is experienced. Colour can be used on the display screen to arouse attention, to group information, or to designate values. These benefits are lost if colour is used without an understanding of how colour is perceived.
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)