chapter  9
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Semantic Mapping versus Proximity Compatibility

In this chapter we continue to examine issues in the design of analogical representations for law-driven domains, moving beyond the study of basic visual processes and into the realm of display design. Two alternative approaches to display design will be compared and contrasted, both of which are heavily in±uenced by the visual attention and form perception literature described in the previous chapter. Both approaches are in±uential. Articles describing the “semantic mapping” approach (Bennett and Flach 1992) and the “proximity compatibility” approach (Wickens and Carswell 1995) were identi¤ed as the seventh and eighth most in±uential papers ever published (over 50 years and 2008 articles) in the journal Human Factors (Salas and Cooke 2008).