JACIII Vol.14 No.7 pp. 860-868
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2010.p0860


Psychological Effects of Color in Overview+Detail Document Interface

Junko Ichino*, Kazuhiro Takeuchi**, and Hitoshi Isahara***

*The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan

**Osaka Electro-Communication University

***Toyohashi University of Technology

April 9, 2010
June 24, 2010
November 20, 2010
online documents, reading, color, overview+detail, information visualization
Online documents have two major advantages over paper documents: hypertext links and the larger volume of data space made possible by online references. However, electronic media are not necessarily preferable to paper media in all circumstances. Many people print out online documents before reading. Here, we attempt to create a document interface to support online reading. After analyzing cue information used to accelerate the reading of online documents, how the system should present the documents, and how the documents should be managed by users, we propose an online document interface that removes hindrances and supports active reading. We also employ the psychological effects of color in order to realize this interface. Moreover, we confirm the effectiveness of our proposed color interface by comparing it with both a randomly colored and colorless interface.
Cite this article as:
J. Ichino, K. Takeuchi, and H. Isahara, “Psychological Effects of Color in Overview+Detail Document Interface,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.14 No.7, pp. 860-868, 2010.
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