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User studies in cartography: A collaborative research agenda


Roth, Robert E; Cöltekin, Arzu; Delazari, Luciene; Fonseca Filho, Homero; Griffin, Amy; Hall, Andreas; Korpi, Jari; Mendonça, André; Ooms, Kristien; van Elzakker, Corné P J M (2017). User studies in cartography: A collaborative research agenda. In: 28th International Cartographic Conference (ICC2017), Washington DC, 2 July 2017 - 7 July 2017.

Abstract

The possibility of digital interactivity requires us to reenvision the map reader as the map user, and to address the new perceptual, cognitive, cultural, and practical considerations that now influence the user's experience with interactive maps and visualizations. Here, we present an agenda for empirical research on these users and the interactive designs they employ. This is one of several research agendas resulting from a multi-stage discussion among international scholars facilitated by the International Cartographic Association, which included an early round of position papers and two subsequent workshops to narrow into pressing themes and important research opportunities. The focus of this agenda is epistemological and reflects the wide interdisciplinary influences on user studies in cartography. The opportunities are presented as imperatives that cross basic research and user-centered design studies, and include practical impediments to empirical research, emerging interdisciplinary recommendations to improve user studies, and key research needs regarding the specific study of interactive maps and visualizations. This presentation is based on the article available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23729333.2017.1288534.

Abstract

The possibility of digital interactivity requires us to reenvision the map reader as the map user, and to address the new perceptual, cognitive, cultural, and practical considerations that now influence the user's experience with interactive maps and visualizations. Here, we present an agenda for empirical research on these users and the interactive designs they employ. This is one of several research agendas resulting from a multi-stage discussion among international scholars facilitated by the International Cartographic Association, which included an early round of position papers and two subsequent workshops to narrow into pressing themes and important research opportunities. The focus of this agenda is epistemological and reflects the wide interdisciplinary influences on user studies in cartography. The opportunities are presented as imperatives that cross basic research and user-centered design studies, and include practical impediments to empirical research, emerging interdisciplinary recommendations to improve user studies, and key research needs regarding the specific study of interactive maps and visualizations. This presentation is based on the article available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23729333.2017.1288534.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech), not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Event End Date:7 July 2017
Deposited On:20 Nov 2018 14:06
Last Modified:24 Sep 2019 23:51
Publisher:ICC
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.eventscribe.com//2017/ICC/assets/handouts/419737.pdf

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