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Quality of color coding in maps for color deficient observers
  DOI :  10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2016.20.COLOR-326  Published OnlineFebruary 2016
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For a color deficient observer, the quality of a map or other information design may be defined as the ability to extract features. As color is such important conveyor of information, the colors need to appear correct and be perceived in the desired and intended way. As color appearance is affected by the size of the stimuli, the task of discriminate colors may be even more difficult for a color vision deficient observer. In order to investigate the discriminability of the color coding in an official Norwegian map product, we conducted an experiment involving both color deficient and color normal observers. Also, we investigate to what extent the ability to discriminate colors is influenced by size of the visual field. The experiment revealed that the color vision deficient observers made significant more errors than the normal observers, especially when the visual angle was reduced.

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Anne Kristin Kvitle, Marius Pedersen, Peter Nussbaum, "Quality of color coding in maps for color deficient observersin Proc. IS&T Int’l. Symp. on Electronic Imaging: Color Imaging XXI: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications,  2016,  https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2016.20.COLOR-326

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