T-61.271 Visualization project description
9. Pre-attentive features

Autumn 2003

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General information

The purpose of the project work is to get hands on experience and deeper understanding on one specific area of the course. At the same time you will be forced to think on some of the more general issues that are confronted every time a visualization method is developed or used.

To complete the project you will probably need information that has not been discussed on the lectures or in the exercises. Most of the time relevant information can be easily found on the web, course books or in some cases references to articles will be given. If you have problems finding information on the subject please contact the lecturer or the assistant for hints and guidance.

The project work will be valid for one year after the original deadline.

General requirements

specific requirements

The goal of this project is to create a tool to demonstrate different pre-attentive features.

The tool should have the following features

  1. It should show test images that show how different pre-attentive features work.

  2. It should allow the combination of two different pre-attentive features to demonstrate their combination

  3. It should allow the measurement of the time used on detecting whether the target is or is not in the test image.

Submitting the project work

The project work should be submitted my email to:


Jarkko Venna 2003-09-17