An intuitive model of perceptual grouping for HCI design

R. Rosenholtz, N. R. Twarog, N. Schinkel-Bielefeld, & M. Wattenberg


Abstract

Understanding and exploiting the abilities of the human visual system is an important part of the design of usable user interfaces and information visualizations. Good design enables quick, easy and veridical perception of key components of that design. An important facet of human vision is its ability to seemingly effortlessly perform “perceptual organization”; it transforms individual feature estimates into perception of coherent regions, structures, and objects. We perceive regions grouped by proximity and feature similarity, grouping of curves by good continuation, and grouping of regions of coherent texture. In this paper, we discuss a simple model for a broad range of perceptual grouping phenomena. It takes as input an arbitrary image, and returns a structure describing the predicted visual organization of the image. We demonstrate that this model can capture aspects of traditional design rules, and predicts visual percepts in classic perceptual grouping displays.

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title:
An intuitive model of perceptual grouping for HCI design
author:
R. Rosenholtz,
N. R. Twarog,
N. Schinkel-Bielefeld,
and M. Wattenberg
citation:
SIGCHI, 1331-1340
shortcite:
SIGCHI
year:
2009
created:
2009-01-01
summary:
sigchi09
keyword:
rosenholtz,
uiinfovis
pdf:
http://web.mit.edu/rruth/www/Papers/RosenholtzEtAlCHI2009PO.pdf
pageid:
sigchi09
type:
publication
 
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