Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Spotted: designing color maps for specific apps

Collaboration-Specific Color-Map Design

Designing color maps for domain experts differs fundamentally from designing them for general audiences. The same human-perception issues are at play, but with domain experts, domain-specific knowledge should inform the design choices. So, close collaboration between the visualization designers and experts is necessary. This article presents guidelines derived from such collaboration to help designers create effective color maps.

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