If a 20 minute discussion on the use of color-maps is more than you’re up to tackling, can you be tempted by about half that time? The 11 minutes it takes to view this video are well worth it. The points it makes on the impact of color on perception are essential learning for every engineer who visualizes data – any engineer using Tecplot, that is. For those who prefer reading to videos: this article makes several of the same points. And if you prefer to do your reading on twitter, here goes.