Feature congestion

Ruth Rosenholtz, Yuanzhen Li, Jonathan Mansfield, Zhenlan Jin
2005 Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '05  
Management of clutter is an important factor in the design of user interfaces and information visualizations, allowing improved usability and aesthetics. However, clutter is not a well defined concept. In this paper, we present the Feature Congestion measure of display clutter. This measure is based upon extensive modeling of the saliency of elements of a display, and upon a new operational definition of clutter. The current implementation is based upon two features: color and luminance
more » ... . We have tested this measure on maps that observers ranked by perceived clutter. Results show good agreement between the observers' rankings and our measure of clutter. Furthermore, our measure can be used to make design suggestions in an automated UI critiquing tool.
doi:10.1145/1054972.1055078 dblp:conf/chi/RosenholtzLMJ05 fatcat:abql43on7nccljl3qkp5x2dtuu