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Users characteristic influence on the efficiency of typographic design

Rasha Deeb UGent and Philippe De Maeyer UGent (2013) International Cartographic Conference, 26th, Proceedings.
abstract
This paper investigates the efficiency of typographic design using Bertin’s variables, both individually and combined. A user study was con-ducted in which two types of map users had to perform a search task. The first group consists out of participants who have been trained in cartog-raphy and who use maps on a daily basis. The second group of users are novices who have not got any previous education in cartography. Users’ efficiency was calculated by measuring the consumed time to find the target label. The obtained data was analyzed statistically to compare the efficiency of users’ performance regarding the applicability of visual variables on la-bels. Using ANOVA showed some significant differences between users’ group and within users’ groups (P<0.05).
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keyword
Users’ group, Users’ efficiency, Typographic design
in
International Cartographic Conference, 26th, Proceedings
pages
11 pages
conference name
26th International Cartographic Conference
conference location
Dresden, Germany
conference start
2013-08-25
conference end
2013-08-30
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
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4129097
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-4129097
date created
2013-09-10 11:00:47
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:36:55
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  abstract     = {This paper investigates the efficiency of typographic design using Bertin{\textquoteright}s variables, both individually and combined. A user study was con-ducted in which two types of map users had to perform a search task. The first group consists out of participants who have been trained in cartog-raphy and who use maps on a daily basis. The second group of users are novices who have not got any previous education in cartography. Users{\textquoteright} efficiency was calculated by measuring the consumed time to find the target label. The obtained data was analyzed statistically to compare the efficiency of users{\textquoteright} performance regarding the applicability of visual variables on la-bels. Using ANOVA showed some significant differences between users{\textquoteright} group and within users{\textquoteright} groups (P{\textlangle}0.05).},
  author       = {Deeb, Rasha and De Maeyer, Philippe},
  booktitle    = {International Cartographic Conference, 26th, Proceedings},
  keyword      = {Users{\textquoteright} group,Users{\textquoteright} efficiency,Typographic design},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Dresden, Germany},
  pages        = {11},
  title        = {Users characteristic influence on the efficiency of typographic design},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Deeb, Rasha, and Philippe De Maeyer. 2013. “Users Characteristic Influence on the Efficiency of Typographic Design.” In International Cartographic Conference, 26th, Proceedings.
APA
Deeb, R., & De Maeyer, P. (2013). Users characteristic influence on the efficiency of typographic design. International Cartographic Conference, 26th, Proceedings. Presented at the 26th International Cartographic Conference.
Vancouver
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Deeb R, De Maeyer P. Users characteristic influence on the efficiency of typographic design. International Cartographic Conference, 26th, Proceedings. 2013.
MLA
Deeb, Rasha, and Philippe De Maeyer. “Users Characteristic Influence on the Efficiency of Typographic Design.” International Cartographic Conference, 26th, Proceedings. 2013. Print.