Factors that guide or disrupt attentive visual processing

Anne Hillstrom, Y. Chai

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A review of basic research findings about what distracts visual attention is presented within the framework of designing visual interfaces for computer applications. The factors discussed include the distinctiveness of stimuli, the motivation of the user, memory for previous encounters with similar displays, and the perceptual organization of displays.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)648-656
Number of pages9
JournalComputers in Human Behavior
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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