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Some very interesting experiments with color perception:

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brings up an old problem, keeping color blind people in mind (esp for thematic maps!)
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That's interesting but not surprising. In 1963 Josef Albers published the "Interaction of Color" which discussed and illustrated these same effects in fine art form. This book is a must-have for any designer, but seek out an older hardcopy version with the original 150 color plates. Modern reprints only have 8-10 illustrations which is useless.

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Here is an interesting site on choosing effective colours for people with vision deficiencies

effective colour contrast
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At http://www.vischeck.com/ you can run images and whole web pages through there site and see how it looks to people with various color impairments. There is even a downloadable Photoshop plugin to run tests yourself.

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