Adaptive color visualization for dichromats using a customized hierarchical palette

Carlos E. Rodríguez-Pardo, Gaurav Sharma, Reiner Eschbach, Gabriel G. Marcu, Alessandro Rizzi
2011 Color Imaging XVI: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications  
We propose a user-centric methodology for displaying digital color documents, that optimizes color representations in an observer specific and adaptive fashion. We apply our framework to situations involving viewers with common dichromatic color vision deficiencies, who face challenges in perceiving information presented in color images and graphics designed for color normal individuals. For situations involving qualitative data visualization, we present a computationally efficient solution
more » ... combines a customized observer-specific hierarchical palette with "display time" selection of the number of colors to generate renderings with colors that are easily discriminated by the intended viewer. The palette design is accomplished via a clustering algorithm, that arranges colors in a hierarchical tree based on their perceived differences for the intended viewer. A desired number of highly discriminable colors are readily obtained from the hierarchical palette via a simple truncation. As an illustration, we demonstrate the application of the methodology to Ishihara style images.
doi:10.1117/12.872601 dblp:conf/clrimg/Rodriguez-Pardo11 fatcat:xh7bm3y7lfarbpzvnseu2obbqy