Display Image Size

Display Image Size refers to the active image area displaying a user’s content. It’s not about the size of the screen or display, but about what is being shown.

Vocabulary

Definitions from the standard include:

 

Drawing Samples

To conform to the standard, you’ll need to create some drawings. Here are some samples.

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Further Reading

These references appear in the DISCAS standard:

  • ANSI/INFOCOMM 3M-2011, Projected Image System Contrast Ratio
  • ANSI/HFES 100-2007, Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations
  • Peter G.J. Barten – Knegsel, Contrast Ratio Sensitivity of the Human Eye and its Effects on Image Quality, (HV Press, 1999)
  • Hongyi Cai, Ph.D., and Paul A. Green, Ph.D., Legibility Index for Examining Common Viewing Situations: A New Definition Using Solid Angle
  • Peter G. Engeldrum, Psychometric Scaling: A Toolkit for Imaging Systems Development, (Imcotek Press, 2009)
  • MIL-STD-1472G, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DESIGN CRITERIA STANDARD: HUMAN ENGINEERING (United States Government, 2012)
  • Herman Snellen, Eye Chart (Amsterdam, 1862)
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