chapter  96
Human Factors in Displays
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Since the 1990s, there has been a substantial proliferation in the nature and form factors of video-and visually based displays. œe range of devices that can be considered “computer displays” has expanded into new classes of mobile and žat-screen device options. Furthermore, display technologies and performance capabilities are easier to evaluate in the context of their intended application. Consideration of

96.1 Introduction ....................................................................................96-1 96.2 Fundamentals of Light Measurement .........................................96-2 96.3 Fundamentals of Vision .................................................................96-2 96.4 Visual Performance ........................................................................96-3 96.5 Display Performance Considerations ..........................................96-4

DeŸning Terms .........................................................................................96-16 References ..................................................................................................96-16 Further Information .................................................................................96-17

the following issues can narrow the search for candidate systems and can prevent needless frustration during system use:

Environment: Will the display be operated in sunlight or at night or in conŸned conditions? Application: Will the display present alphanumeric data, video images, graphics, or some combination? Task scenario: Is portability, handheld operation, or group viewing required? System characteristics: Are there critical operational constraints such as weight, volume, power, maintenance, or cost?