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Van Doorn, A.J. (author), Wagemans, J. (author), De Ridder, H. (author), Koenderink, J.J. (author)
A "picture" is a at object covered with pigments in a certain pattern. Human observers, when looking "into" a picture (photograph, painting, drawing, . . . say) often report to experience a three dimensional "pictorial space." This space is a mental entity, apparently triggered by so called pictorial cues. The latter are sub-structures of color...
conference paper 2011
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Mugge, R. (author)
People use the appearance of products as a cue for evaluating functional attributes at purchase. This research provides an understanding of this form-function interdependency by investigating the effect of a business-like personality in product appearance on the perceived performance quality of the product. A business-like personality is...
journal article 2011
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Wagemans, J. (author), Van Doorn, A.J. (author), Koenderink, J.J. (author)
In the physical environment familiar size is an effective depth cue because the distance from the eye to an object equals the ratio of its physical size to its angular extent in the visual field. Such simple geometrical relations do not apply to pictorial space, since the eye itself is not in pictorial space, and consequently the notion ...
journal article 2011
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Kuijsters, A. (author), Redi, J.A. (author), De Ruyter, B. (author), Heynderickx, I.E.J.R. (author)
The ACE project aims at developing an adaptive ambience creation platform which can improve the well-being of elderly people in care centers. The system will contain a sensing platform, which measures and analyses the context in a room and an ambience creation platform, which creates ambiences with proven effectiveness for improving the mood of...
conference paper 2011
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Van Doorn, A. (author), Koenderink, J. (author), Wagemans, J. (author)
We address the topic of “pictorial depth” in cases of pictures that are unlike photographic renderings. The most basic measure of “depth” is no doubt that of depth order. We establish depth order through the pairwise depth-comparison method, involving all pairs from a set of 49 fiducial points. The pictorial space for this study was evoked by a...
journal article 2011
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Wijntjes, W.A. (author), Doerschner, K. (author), Kucukoglu, G. (author), Pont, S.C. (author)
Among other cues, the visual system uses shading to infer the 3D shape of objects. The shading pattern depends on the illumination and reflectance properties (BRDF). In this study, we compared 3D shape perception between identical shapes with different BRDFs. The stimuli were photographed 3D printed random smooth shapes that were either painted...
journal article 2011
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Read, S.A. (author)
This commentary on Søren Riis’s paper “Dwelling in-betweenwalls” starts from a position of solidarity with its attempt to build a postphenomenological perspective on architecture and the built environment. It proposes however that a clearer view of a technological structure of experience may be obtained by finding technological-perceptual wholes...
journal article 2011
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Nijhuis, S. (author), Van Lammeren, R. (author), Van der Hoeven, F. (author)
Exploring the Visual Landscape is about the combination of landscape research and planning, visual perception and Geographic Information Science. It showcases possible ways of getting a grip on themes like: landscape openness, cluttering of the rural landscape, high-rise buildings in relation to cityscape, historic landscapes and motorway...
book 2011
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Wijntjes, M.W.A. (author)
The perception of pictorial surfaces has been studied quantitatively for more than 20 years. During this time, the “gauge figure method” has been shown to be a fast and intuitive method to quantify pictorial relief. In this method, observers have to adjust the attitude of a gauge figure such that it appears to lie flat on a surface in pictorial...
journal article 2011
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Wagemans, J. (author), Van Doorn, A.J. (author), Koenderink, J.J. (author)
We propose a novel method to probe the depth structure of the pictorial space evoked by paintings. The method involves an exocentric pointing paradigm that allows one to find the slope of the geodesic connection between any pair of points in pictorial space. Since the locations of the points in the picture plane are known, this immediately...
journal article 2011
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Koenderink, J. (author)
The egg-rolling behavior of the graylag goose is an often quoted example of a fixed-action pattern. The bird will even attempt to roll a brick back to its nest! Despite excellent visual acuity it apparently "takes a brick for an egg." Evolution optimizes utility, not veridicality. Yet textbooks take it for a fact that human vision evolved so as...
conference paper 2011
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Fenko, A.B. (author)
People perceive the material world around them with their five senses. Information from different sensory modalities is integrated in the brain to create a stable and meaningful experience of objects, including industrial products that accompany us in our everyday life. Some of the sensory systems play a more important role in product experience...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Norman, J.F. (author), Kappers, A.M.L. (author), Beers, A.M. (author), Scott, A.K. (author), Norman, H.F. (author), Koenderink, J.J. (author)
Two experiments evaluated the ability of older and younger adults to perceive the three-dimensional (3D) shape of object surfaces from active touch (haptics). The ages of the older adults ranged from 64 to 84 years, while those of the younger adults ranged from 18 to 27 years. In Experiment 1, the participants haptically judged the shape of...
journal article 2010
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Cruz, P.J.S. (author), Veer, F.A. (author), Carvalho, P.L.L. (author)
The application of glass in contemporary architecture explores perceptual phenomenon that intentionally change the way we experience space. SANAA'S recent work uses glass in a radical way, proposing a renewed approach to transparency. The Toledo Glass Pavilion, with most spaces defined by glass walls, presents an intense visual experience. The...
conference paper 2010
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Wijntjes, W.A. (author), Pont, S.C. (author)
It has recently been shown that an increase of the relief height of a glossy surface positively correlates with the perceived level of gloss (Y.-H. Ho, M. S. Landy, & L. T. Maloney, 2008). In the study presented here we investigated whether this relation could be explained by the finding that glossiness perception correlates with the skewness of...
journal article 2010
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Ten Holt, G.A. (author)
Automatic sign language recognition is a relatively new field of research (since ca. 1990). Its objectives are to automatically analyze sign language utterances. There are several issues within the research area that merit investigation: how to capture the utterances (cameras, magnetic sensors, instrumented gloves), how to extract interesting...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Volcic, R. (author), Wijntjes, M.W.A. (author), Kool, E.C. (author), Kappers, A.M.L. (author)
The simple experience of a coherent percept while looking and touching an object conceals an intriguing issue: different senses encode and compare information in different modality-specific reference frames. We addressed this problem in a cross-modal visuo-haptic mental rotation task. Two objects in various orientations were presented at the...
journal article 2010
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Birman, F. (author)
I defend a pragmatist reinterpretation of Sellars’s famous manifestscientific distinction. I claim that in order to do justice to this important distinction we must first recognize, despite what philosophers—including, arguably, Sellars—often make of it, that the distinction does not draw an epistemological or metaphysical boundary between...
journal article 2010
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Blijlevens, J. (author), Creusen, M.E.H. (author), Schoormans, J.P.L. (author)
The appearance attributes of designed products noted in the literature often reflect what designers themselves perceive in a product design. This present research, however, provides knowledge on how consumers perceive product appearance by identifying appearance attributes that consumers use to distinguish the appearances of durable products....
journal article 2009
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Yang, Z. (author)
In many public places multiple sensing devices, such as cameras, are installed to help prevent unwanted situations such as aggression and violence. At the moment, the best solution to reach a safe environment requires human operators to monitor the camera images and take appropriate actions when necessary. In the wake of the terrorist attacks of...
doctoral thesis 2009
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