2018 Volume 17 Issue 4 Pages 465-472
We aimed to reveal typical-color effects to visual search for pictogram. We assumed that the typical colors shorten the response time of the visual search compared to the non-typical colors in the high color-associativity pictograms. In order to verify this hypothesis, we investigated typical colors and color- associativity of each pictogram in the first experiment and measured the response time of the visual search tasks. We analyzed the data through the color- associativity and the complexity of components perspective. As a result, we obtained the two conclusions as follow; 1) typical colors do not always affect response times, 2) response time is shortened in the typical colors pictograms that have the high color-associativity and consist of only one component. These results contribute to proposing the color design which permits efficiency in searching for pictograms in the facilities.