Preattentive Visual Properties User Experience (UX) topic overview/definition
Preattentive Visual Properties: Concept DefinitionThere 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.
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Preattentive Visual Properties and How to Use Them in Information Visualization
A preattentive visual property is one which is processed in spatial memory without our conscious action. In essence it takes less than 500 milliseconds for the eye and the brain to process a preattentive property of any image. This is good news for information visualization designers and graphic designers in more general terms too – it means tha...