Preattentive Visual Properties

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What is Preattentive Visual Properties?

There are four basic visual properties (color, form, movement and spatial position) that can be defined as preattentive (e.g. they are processed in our sensory memory without our conscious thought). Information visualization designers can take advantage of these properties in their designs to help users better understand the information they are being presented with.