This paper reports an analysis of the experimental literature on the effects of color on visual search and identification performance. Our goal was that of evaluating the basis of possible design recommendations for or against the use of color in aircraft displays. More specifically, we were concerned with the issue of whether or not color can be expected to affect search and identification performance relative to achromatic target features and, if so, in what manner and to what degree. We were not concerned with related important questions such as that of specifying optimal colors for targets and backgrounds to maximize the correct location and correct identification of colored targets. If the available literature was not sufficient to permit a reasonable evaluation of the utility of color for our purposes, our secondary aim was to identify the gaps in knowledge preventing the evaluation and to recommend a research program aimed at closing those gaps. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, Santa Monica, October, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Human Factors Society

    1134 Montana
    Santa Monica, CA  United States  90403
  • Authors:
    • Christ, R E
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264485
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM