“Color Theory and Models For Computer Graphics Visualization” by Levkowitz, Robertson and Rogowitz

  • ©Haim Levkowitz, Philip K. Robertson, and Bernice Rogowitz



Entry Number: 10


    Color Theory and Models For Computer Graphics Visualization

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    General understanding of and some experience with computer graphics/visualization.

    Who Should Attend
    People who want a fundamental background of basic color theory to improve their day-to-day graphics/visualization in research, development, and implementation.

    Students gain a basic understanding of color vision and theory. They learn to apply that knowledge to computer graphics and visualization in order to avoid common problems and generate displays that are more efficient from a human vision point of view.

    Color is a powerful aid to visual data representation, when used appropriately. It can be used to code qualitative or quantitative, single-or multi-parameter data. However, the large number of possibilities can degrade the representation rather than improve it. Because of this risk, the use of color has become very controversial. This course introduces color theory and addresses issues on the use of color in graphics and visualization.

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    Mary Whitton


    Charles Babbage Institute Archives, University of Minnesota

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