REQ: Change default colormap away from jet / rainbow
issueid=732 01-25-2016 12:44 PM
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REQ: Change default colormap away from jet / rainbow
The jet colormap is not recommended and therefore should not be the default in PostView

Hi Team,

I would like to encourage you to change the default colormap in PostView away from the rainbow/jet option. There is quite a body of literature that suggests the rainbow colormap is somewhat harmful as a visualization scheme, and thus I would suggest it not be the default for the benefit of users less versed in visualization theory. As you probably know, Matlab finally removed jet as the default in R2014b, and other packages like Paraview and Matplotlib made this change as well. A diverging or linear colormap is probably a better default choice for the majority of users and will encourage better visualization practices.

Thanks,
Ian

Further reading:
https://github.com/djoshea/matlab-ut...%20Harmful.pdf
http://www.kennethmoreland.com/color-maps/
http://www.mathworks.com/tagteam/811...rMap_57312.pdf
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Issue Number 732
Issue Type Feature
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