What Is Chromostereopsis?

Did you know that two colors can give the illusion of depth, even on 2D surfaces, simply by being placed next to each other? This experience is called chromostereopsis and was first documented by Goethe in 1810. Today, in the world of Business Intelligence, knowing the specific color combinations to avoid is critical to maintaining dashboard and mobile application legibility.

The Concept of Chromostereopsis

The good news is you don’t need to take a science class to understand the concept of chromostereopsis. I’m excited to share with you an innovative episode of UX TV, where Corinne DeKind, our Director of Creative Services here at Data Meaning, explains the theory and demonstrates which color combinations to avoid. She also provides a solution for using colors effectively to communicate thresholds in dashboard design.

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