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Designing across map use contexts: a research agenda


Griffin, Amy L; White, Travis; Fish, Carolyn; Tomio, Beate; Huang, Haosheng; Sluter, Claudia Robbi; Bravo, João Vitor Meza; Fabrikant, Sara I; Bleisch, Susanne; Yamada, Melissa; Picanço, Péricles (2017). Designing across map use contexts: a research agenda. International Journal of Cartography, 3(sup1):90-114.

Abstract

The explosion of map use in the past few decades as part of everyday activities, accelerated through the digital production and dissemination of maps and the availability of low-cost, location-aware devices, has made the job of cartographers and map display designers more challenging. Yet, how do these recent changes affect effective map design? Can we accurately predict which designs will work for a given context? We investigate the concepts of design transferability and context and their potential to help us create map design outcomes that are effective for varying map use situations. We then present a model for operationalizing map use context to support evaluating map design transferability and pose several open research questions that need to be answered to support operationalizing map use context. This is followed by a research agenda that identifies research opportunities related to key research needs that will underpin transferable map design.

Abstract

The explosion of map use in the past few decades as part of everyday activities, accelerated through the digital production and dissemination of maps and the availability of low-cost, location-aware devices, has made the job of cartographers and map display designers more challenging. Yet, how do these recent changes affect effective map design? Can we accurately predict which designs will work for a given context? We investigate the concepts of design transferability and context and their potential to help us create map design outcomes that are effective for varying map use situations. We then present a model for operationalizing map use context to support evaluating map design transferability and pose several open research questions that need to be answered to support operationalizing map use context. This is followed by a research agenda that identifies research opportunities related to key research needs that will underpin transferable map design.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:03 Nov 2017 14:42
Last Modified:19 Feb 2018 09:08
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:2372-9333
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/23729333.2017.1315988

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