Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Contours of Use

Here are scatterplot contours of hand placement in opening a door at a health center stairwell. The door itself is the darkest color shown, but it has been painted over with white, blue, and peach(?) colored paint. As thousands of hands push the door open they slowly rub away some of the paint, leaving bivariate contours of greatest use. Horizontal and vertical frequency of hand placement can be readily seen in the paint wear pattern.

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