Processes that pop out
Juan C. Dürsteler has written an article at Infovis on pre-attentive processing in visualization. The human brain is programmed to very quickly automate repeated tasks. So in order to highlight a certain aspect of the interface or task, it needs to be differentiated from its surroundings. And there are several way of doing that: Colour, Form, Movement and Spatial Localization. Read the article to see examples and illustrations of each type.
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