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Framework for Studying Spatially Ordered Treemaps

Ali, R., Dykes, J. & Wood, J. (2013). Framework for Studying Spatially Ordered Treemaps. Paper presented at the 26th International Cartographic Conference: From Pole to Pole, 25 - 30 August 2013, Dresden, Germany.


We propose a comprehensive research framework to empirically investigate complex visual inference tasks, support mechanisms (animated transition using morphing or vector overlay), and how spatial ability affects people’s learning and knowledge construction process from Spatially Ordered Treemaps (SOTs) as compared to conventional choropleth maps. This effort is inspired by the call of the new International Cartographic Association commission on Cognitive Visualization (CogVis), which proposes “developing a sound theoretical framework based upon cognition and perception discipline” (Fabrikant, 2011). The framework aims to explore SOTs in the context of both ‘in-vitro’ and ‘in-vivo’ settings. This study is grounded in cartography but also conforms to experimental design standards in per-ception and cognitive sciences.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Publisher Keywords: Spatially Ordered Treemaps, Geovisualization, Visual Tasks, Spatial Ability
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries > Library & Information Science
School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > giCentre
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