FW: thoughts on color

Subject: FW: thoughts on color
From: Lynn Perry <CLPerry -at- WALLDATA -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 13:35:53 -0800

> >Just because someone is drawn to a color document, even if the
> information=
>is conveyed just as effectively as black and white, should we use color =
>when it's not necessary?

A study was presented at a conference on user interface design (ACM's
SIGCHI). Two groups of folks were presented the same information. The group
whose presentation included color provided higher ratings for information
understanding and organization.

These results make me wonder if using color is ever "not necessary." Color
blindness and cultural meanings of color aside, it's hard to ignore.

C. Lynn Perry
clperry -at- walldata -dot- com
Opinions expressed are mine alone
Wall Data Incorporated, Seattle WA
Some days it doesn't pay to gnaw through the straps

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