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Completed research project

Title / Titel How does animation work? Eye-movement analyses of dynamic geovisualization displays (Animeye).
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Original title / Originaltitel How does animation work? Eye-movement analyses of dynamic geovisualization displays.
Summary / Zusammenfassung As real-time three-dimensional landscape fly-throughs and interactive map animations of various spatial diffusion processes become ubiquitous with dissemination through the Internet, the key question that remains is how effective the potential increase of information density in these highly interactive visual forms really is for learning, knowledge construction, and knowledge dissemination and education. Very little is known about the effectiveness of dynamic displays for exploratory data analysis, problem solving, knowledge exploration and learning. Empirical evaluations are needed to assess how users make sense of dynamic, multidimensional depictions of geographic phenomena. Usability evaluations are required to measure the effectiveness of interactive geovisualization tools for particular contexts and application domains.
The main goal of this proposed project is to empirically evaluate the effectiveness of interactive and dynamic geographic visualization displays for knowledge discovery and knowledge construction. Based on a research framework from cognitive science, and utilizing the eye-movement data collection approach, a series of controlled animation experiments are proposed. These empirical studies adhere to experimental design standards in cognitive science, but additionally grounded on a solid dynamic design framework borrowed from cartography, computer graphics and cinematography, to investigate how different dynamic visual variables, and various levels of interactivity affect people’s knowledge construction processes from dynamic displays as compared to static displays.
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Publications / Publikationen Refereed Full Papers:

Fabrikant, S.I. (2005). Towards an understanding of geovisualization with
dynamic displays. Proceedings, American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
2005 Spring Symposium Series: Reasoning with Mental and External Diagrams:
Computational Modeling and Spatial Assistance. Stanford University, Stanford, CA,
Mar. 21-23, 2005: 6-11.

Klippel, A., Lee, P. U., Fabrikant, S.I., Montello, D. R., & Bateman, J. (2005). The
Cognitive Conceptual Approach as a Leitmotif for Map Design. Proceedings,
American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) 2005 Spring Symposium
Series: Reasoning with Mental and External Diagrams: Computational Modeling and
Spatial Assistance. Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Mar. 21-23, 2005: 90-95.

Fuhrmann, S., Ahonen, P., Edsall, R.M., Fabrikant , S.I., Koua, E.L., Tobon, C., Ware,
C., Wilson S. (2005). Making Useful and Useable Geovisualization In: Dykes, J.,
MacEachren, A.M. & Kraak M. J. (eds). Exploring GeoVisualization.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Elsevier: 553-566.

Refereed Extended Abstracts:

Fabrikant, S. I. and Goldsberry, K. (2005). Thematic relevance and perceptual
salience of dynamic geovisualization displays. Proceedings, 22th ICA/ACI
International Cartographic Conference , A Coruña, Spain, Jul. 9-16, 2005.

Goldsberry, K., Fabrikant, S. I., Kyriakidis, P. (2004). The Influence of Classification
Choice on Animated Choropleth Maps. Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the North
American Cartographic Society (NACIS), Portland, ME, Oct. 6-9, 2004: 15-16.

Not Refereed:

Josselin, D. and Fabrikant S. I. (eds.) (2003). Revue Internationale de Géomatique.
Numéro spécial «Cartographie animée et interactive», vol. 13, no. 1.

Fabrikant, S.I. and Josselin D. (2003). Editorial. In: Josselin, D. and Fabrikant S. I.
(eds.). Revue Internationale de Géomatique. Numéro spécial «Cartographie animée
et interactive», vol. 13, no. 1: 7-14.

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Keywords / Suchbegriffe geovisualization, spatial cognition, cartography, animation
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Prof. Sara Irina Fabrikant, Ph.D. (Project Leader) sara@geo.uzh.ch
Prof. Daniel R. Montello, Ph.D. montello@geog.ucsb.edu
Other links to external web pages http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~animeye
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Others
U.S. National Science Foundation, Geography and Regional Science Research (Funded 2004-2007)
In collaboration with /
In Zusammenarbeit mit
Prof. Dr. Daniel Montello, Department of Geography, University of California Santa Barbara United States
Prof. Dr. Mary Hegarty, Department of Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara United States
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Mar 2004 to Mar 2013