Design Guidelines for a Content-Based Image Retrieval Color-Selection Interface

Berry Eggen (Editor), Egon van den Broek, Gerrit C. van der Veer (Editor), Peter M.F. Kisters, Rob Willems (Editor), Louis G. Vuurpijl

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    In Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) two query-methods exist: query-by-example and query-by-memory. The user either selects an example image or selects image features retrieved from memory (such as color, texture, spatial attributes, and shape) to define his query. Hitherto, research on CBIR interfaces was absent. Hence, a usability evaluation of existing (CBIR) interfaces was done. Additionally, a study concerning human color cognition was conducted. Based on the resulting findings, a prototype color selection interface was developed. In a theoretical experiment, using Fitts' law, was proven that the prototype interface is highly efficient for CBIR purposes. This all resulted in a first set of design guidelines for CBIR color selection interfaces.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2004
    EventConference Dutch Directions in HCI, DD HCI 2004 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 10 Jun 200410 Jun 2004


    ConferenceConference Dutch Directions in HCI, DD HCI 2004
    Abbreviated titleDD HCI


    • Color
    • Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR)
    • IR-79006
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • Design
    • EWI-21036
    • user interface (UI)
    • Guidelines


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