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Label size design: aesthetics and effeciency

Rasha Deeb UGent, Kristien Ooms UGent and Philippe De Maeyer UGent (2012) 4th International conference on Cartography and GIS, vol. 1. p.301-306
abstract
Considering label as one of the important map component, this paper is an attempt to provide empirical evidence of label size design rules and frames which is based on the design aesthetics and efficiency. Determining the ‘best’ legible label size is critical concern involves testing design aspect and needs. Both aesthetics and efficiency can set the design frames for better perception and legibility. Aesthetics was calculated by determining users´ preference of different use of label sizes, whereas efficiency was calculated by measuring time to locate targets of different. Both areal and point data were involved in the study to determine the combination of the two measurements of label size design. Digital maps were designed and presented to users as they were firstly asked about their preference of different use of label size, and secondly they were asked to locate different label size. The intersection between the first test and the second one attributes the frames for label size design. The correlation between the preferable sizes and the efficient sizes is being traced and the relation between label size aesthetics and efficiency is being identified. This study indicates the need to test other visual variable in order to serve many labelling functions.
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Label size design : aesthetics and efficiency
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4th International conference on Cartography and GIS, vol. 1
editor
T Bandrova, M Konecny and G Zhelezov
pages
301 - 306
publisher
Bulgarian Cartographic Association
place of publication
Sofia, Bulgaria
conference name
4th International conference on Cartography and GIS
conference location
Albena, Bulgaria
conference start
2012-06-18
conference end
2012-06-22
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Proceedings Paper
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000321021000036
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English
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yes
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2957532
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2957532
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2012-07-06 15:23:54
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  author       = {Deeb, Rasha and Ooms, Kristien and De Maeyer, Philippe},
  booktitle    = {4th International conference on Cartography and GIS, vol. 1},
  editor       = {Bandrova, T and Konecny, M and Zhelezov, G},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Albena, Bulgaria},
  pages        = {301--306},
  publisher    = {Bulgarian Cartographic Association},
  title        = {Label size design: aesthetics and effeciency},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Deeb, Rasha, Kristien Ooms, and Philippe De Maeyer. 2012. “Label Size Design: Aesthetics and Effeciency.” In 4th International Conference on Cartography and GIS, Vol. 1, ed. T Bandrova, M Konecny, and G Zhelezov, 301–306. Sofia, Bulgaria: Bulgarian Cartographic Association.
APA
Deeb, R., Ooms, K., & De Maeyer, P. (2012). Label size design: aesthetics and effeciency. In T. Bandrova, M. Konecny, & G. Zhelezov (Eds.), 4th International conference on Cartography and GIS, vol. 1 (pp. 301–306). Presented at the 4th International conference on Cartography and GIS, Sofia, Bulgaria: Bulgarian Cartographic Association.
Vancouver
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Deeb R, Ooms K, De Maeyer P. Label size design: aesthetics and effeciency. In: Bandrova T, Konecny M, Zhelezov G, editors. 4th International conference on Cartography and GIS, vol. 1. Sofia, Bulgaria: Bulgarian Cartographic Association; 2012. p. 301–6.
MLA
Deeb, Rasha, Kristien Ooms, and Philippe De Maeyer. “Label Size Design: Aesthetics and Effeciency.” 4th International Conference on Cartography and GIS, Vol. 1. Ed. T Bandrova, M Konecny, & G Zhelezov. Sofia, Bulgaria: Bulgarian Cartographic Association, 2012. 301–306. Print.