SHAPE CODING By N., Sam M.S. - 7 Used in ergonomics so a display by shape is easily distinguished from other displays. See control discriminability. SHAPE CODING: "Shape coding makes displays more effective and pleasing to look at." Related Psychology Terms Characteristics and Behaviors of Effective Counseling Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population OBJECT DISPLAY DISPLAY DESIGN The Anatomy of Research and the Scientific Method Ethics and Legal Course: Landmark Legal Case DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) MENTAL RETARDATION (PREVENTION, CARE, AND TREATMENT) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SHAPE CODING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/shape-coding/ (accessed June 27, 2022).