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Typography in the eyes of Bertin, gender and expertise variation

Rasha Deeb UGent, Kristien Ooms UGent and Philippe De Maeyer UGent (2012) CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL. 49(2). p.176-185
abstract
The main goal of this research is to set a group of typographic criteria to suit a wide array of map users. A group of Bertin's visual variables were applied individually and associatively for the same set of labels. Two kinds of maps (with point and areal objects) were presented to expert and non-expert map users and analysed accordingly. Additionally, the effect of gender variation was taken into account. The data were aggregated and studied for each graphical variable. For some combinations of Bertin's variables, statistically significant differences were detected in the preferences of the different map users (e.g. male versus female and expert versus non-expert). Consequently, we identified which graphical variables (individually or combined) were more preferred by specific user groups in relation to their application on text objects.
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subject
keyword
Bertin’s variables. User preference. Text variations
journal title
CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL
Cartogr. J.
volume
49
issue
2
pages
176 - 185
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000305220300011
JCR category
GEOGRAPHY
JCR impact factor
0.424 (2012)
JCR rank
58/72 (2012)
JCR quartile
4 (2012)
ISSN
0008-7041
DOI
10.1179/1743277412Y.0000000011
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2958411
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2958411
date created
2012-07-09 11:52:44
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  abstract     = {The main goal of this research is to set a group of typographic criteria to suit a wide array of map users. A group of Bertin's visual variables were applied individually and associatively for the same set of labels. Two kinds of maps (with point and areal objects) were presented to expert and non-expert map users and analysed accordingly. Additionally, the effect of gender variation was taken into account. The data were aggregated and studied for each graphical variable. For some combinations of Bertin's variables, statistically significant differences were detected in the preferences of the different map users (e.g. male versus female and expert versus non-expert). Consequently, we identified which graphical variables (individually or combined) were more preferred by specific user groups in relation to their application on text objects.},
  author       = {Deeb, Rasha and Ooms, Kristien and De Maeyer, Philippe},
  issn         = {0008-7041},
  journal      = {CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL},
  keyword      = {Bertin{\textquoteright}s variables. User preference. Text variations},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {176--185},
  title        = {Typography in the eyes of Bertin, gender and expertise variation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1743277412Y.0000000011},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Deeb, Rasha, Kristien Ooms, and Philippe De Maeyer. 2012. “Typography in the Eyes of Bertin, Gender and Expertise Variation.” Cartographic Journal 49 (2): 176–185.
APA
Deeb, R., Ooms, K., & De Maeyer, P. (2012). Typography in the eyes of Bertin, gender and expertise variation. CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL, 49(2), 176–185.
Vancouver
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Deeb R, Ooms K, De Maeyer P. Typography in the eyes of Bertin, gender and expertise variation. CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL. 2012;49(2):176–85.
MLA
Deeb, Rasha, Kristien Ooms, and Philippe De Maeyer. “Typography in the Eyes of Bertin, Gender and Expertise Variation.” CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL 49.2 (2012): 176–185. Print.