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I'm doing a color picker for intensity and color temperature on a lamp. I try to create a 2d color picker for adjusting on the vertical axis the intensity and on the horizontal axis the color temperature.

Is this a good idea?

What would be the better way of realizing this?

  • Would that be a screen UI or a physical picker? – Zoe K Dec 28 '15 at 5:49
  • @ZoeK: Will be a screen UI. I'll use with touch and non-touch screens. However, the interaction will be the same. – Helio Dec 28 '15 at 8:40
  • I'll submit a version in couple hours. – Zoe K Dec 28 '15 at 14:43
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The temperature doesn't have to go from blue to pink, obviously, I have used exemplary hues, just replace them with your system hues.

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    Very precise, I like the visual aspect of this color picker. +1 – Max de Mooij Dec 29 '15 at 11:52
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    +25: Really great! The only thing I can see is that the color scheme is artificial, however, I'll adapt it with vendian.org/mncharity/dir3/blackbody – Helio Dec 31 '15 at 13:14
  • Glad you like it :-) Wow, I like vendian.org, nice resource, thx for sharing. – Zoe K Dec 31 '15 at 15:13
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Another approach is to use two controls. The separation of brightness/intensity and warmth/color might be how your user's conceptually break down these options in their head.

Color picker dual scollies

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    +1: Good answer, really, this was my first thought. However, I think that the 2d color picker approach would be great and reduce the setup time for each color change. If I don't get a more satisfactory answer, I'll accept yours. – Helio Dec 27 '15 at 20:45

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