“Perifoveal display: combining foveal with peripheral vision in one visualization” by Heun, Kapri and Maes

  • ©Valentin Heun, Anette von Kapri, and Pattie Maes




    Perifoveal display: combining foveal with peripheral vision in one visualization



    The Perifoveal Display (cf. Figure 1) is a visualization display for complex, real-time, dynamic data such as stock market data or control room data. The system takes advantage of the unique properties of the human perceptive system which is capable of perceiving a high degree of detail in the foveal area, but is only perceptive to movement and black and white in the peripheral area. The Perifoveal Display varies how data is visualized based on the user’s viewing direction. Data in the center of the user’s focus are displayed in a lot of detail using color. Important changes in the data which fall into the periphery are highlighted by movement and change in brightness. As such the system is able to attract the user’s focus towards data in the periphery that are in need of attention.


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