For the past year or so, I’ve been working on techniques for generating visually pleasing colorblind-friendly color cycles, since I find the current Matplotlib default difficult to interpret (and it ends up in many of the papers I read). While I find the default for Plots.jl slightly better, for example, I’m posting this here since I think it’s also relevant to plotting in Julia. The colorblind-friendly aspect can be solved through technical means, by enforcing minimum perceptual distances in combination with color vision deficiency simulations, but the aesthetic preference aspect is subjective and requires a different approach. To this end, I’ve created a survey for collecting the data necessary for creating a model of general aesthetic preference for color cycles:
As the usefulness of this approach hinges on collecting enough data (an amount that is difficult to define a priori), I’d appreciate folks taking the survey. Feedback on the survey or the general approach taken would also be appreciated (there’s an issue tracker). Thanks.