Individualization of 2D color maps for people with color vision deficiencies

Nicholas Waldin, Matthias Bernhard, Peter Rautek, Ivan Viola

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2D color maps are often used to visually encode complex data characteristics such as heat or height. The comprehension of color maps in visualization is affected by the display (e.g., a monitor) and the perceptual abilities of the viewer. People with color vision deficiencies, such as red-green blindness, face difficulties when using conventional color maps. We propose a novel method for adapting a color map to an individual person, by having the user sort lines extracted from a given color map.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Spring Conference on Computer Graphics - SCCG '16
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450344364
StatePublished - Dec 13 2016


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