Peripheral vision crucial for sense-making

May 10, 2011

‘Larson and Loschky found that if the central part of the photo was missing, people
could still identify what they were looking at. But when the peripheral part of the image
was missing, then they couldn’t say whether the scene was a living room or a kitchen.
They tried obscuring different amounts of the photo. They concluded that central vision
is the most critical for specific object recognition, but peripheral vision is used for getting
the gist of a scene.’

From ‘100 Things Every Designer Should Know About People’ by Susan Weinschenk

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s