58: Psychometrics 101: How to Design, Conduct, and Analyze Perceptual Experiments in Computer Graphics

Wednesday, Half Day
1:30 - 5:15 pm
Room 006CD

Psychometric methods from experimental psychology can be used to quantify relationships between the properties of images and what people perceive. This course provides an introduction to the use of psychometric methods in computer graphics and teaches attendees how to design perceptual experiments to advance graphics research and applications.

Basic understanding of issues in computer graphics and electronic imaging. Familiarity with freshman-level college mathematics is helpful. No specific knowledge of perception psychology or statistical methods is necessary.

Experimental methods used to study human visual perception and performance; how to interpret the results of published experiments; how to design, run, and analyze psychophysical user studies to develop perceptually based graphics algorithms and applications.

James A. Ferwerda
Cornell University

James A. Ferwerda
Cornell University

Holly Rushmeier
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Benjamin Watson
Northwestern University


Module 1: Motivation, Psychophysical Methods
1:30 Welcome, Introductions, Schedule Review
1:40 Motivation /Orientation
2:20 Psychophysical Methods
3:15 Break
Module 2: Experimental Design, Case Studies
3:30 Experimental Design
4:30 Case Studies
4:55 Panel / Group Discussion

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