Palette Explorer

Validation level: 5. CHI, UIST, CSCW and TOCHI paper publication

Palette Explorer is a tool that lets users create groups multi-colored swatches of different sizes and shapes, enabling them to explore spatial relationships and manipulate sets of swatches.

Copy Bibtex Jalal, G.; Maudet, N. and Mackay, W. E. Color Portraits: From Color Picking to Interacting with Color. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 4207-4216, ACM, New York, NY, USA, CHI '15 , 2015.
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The user can move, resize and adjust layers to explore the effects of different spatial relationships.

Users can modify a color in the context of the remaining colors by moving the cursor along three axes: X for hue, Y for saturation and mouse wheel for brightness.

Users can select sets of swatches or the whole palette and modify them at the same time, retaining the harmony and other characteristics of the original palette.