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Towards a deeper understanding of cartographic text visualization: assessment of user preferences and colour influence

Rasha Deeb UGent, Kristien Ooms UGent, Veerle Van Eetvelde UGent and Philippe De Maeyer UGent (2015) CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL. 52(4). p.325-335
abstract
The main goal of this research is to investigate the influence of a map's background colour on user preferences regarding labels' typography, including their size, shape, orientation and texture. Four sets of backgrounds were tested: blank maps, grey scale, hot colours and cold colours. The foreground of these maps is populated with name labels, which are associated with point objects or areal objects. Bertin's visual variables were applied to this set of name labels, both separately and in combination. User preferences of different typographic variations were registered and compared on the basis of different background colours using a one-way ANOVA. The results indicated that the typographic design of the map labels should not be adapted according to the map's background colour.
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published
subject
keyword
typographic design, map background colour, text perception, users' preference, digital maps
journal title
CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL
Cartogr. J.
volume
52
issue
4
pages
325 - 335
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000369525600004
JCR category
GEOGRAPHY
JCR impact factor
0.569 (2015)
JCR rank
63/77 (2015)
JCR quartile
4 (2015)
ISSN
0008-7041
DOI
10.1080/00087041.2015.1108660
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
7103354
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7103354
date created
2016-02-26 10:12:53
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2016-12-19 15:39:00
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  abstract     = {The main goal of this research is to investigate the influence of a map's background colour on user preferences regarding labels' typography, including their size, shape, orientation and texture. Four sets of backgrounds were tested: blank maps, grey scale, hot colours and cold colours. The foreground of these maps is populated with name labels, which are associated with point objects or areal objects. Bertin's visual variables were applied to this set of name labels, both separately and in combination. User preferences of different typographic variations were registered and compared on the basis of different background colours using a one-way ANOVA. The results indicated that the typographic design of the map labels should not be adapted according to the map's background colour.},
  author       = {Deeb, Rasha and Ooms, Kristien and Van Eetvelde, Veerle and De Maeyer, Philippe},
  issn         = {0008-7041},
  journal      = {CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL},
  keyword      = {typographic design,map background colour,text perception,users' preference,digital maps},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {325--335},
  title        = {Towards a deeper understanding of cartographic text visualization: assessment of user preferences and colour influence},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00087041.2015.1108660},
  volume       = {52},
  year         = {2015},
}

Chicago
Deeb, Rasha, Kristien Ooms, Veerle Van Eetvelde, and Philippe De Maeyer. 2015. “Towards a Deeper Understanding of Cartographic Text Visualization: Assessment of User Preferences and Colour Influence.” Cartographic Journal 52 (4): 325–335.
APA
Deeb, R., Ooms, K., Van Eetvelde, V., & De Maeyer, P. (2015). Towards a deeper understanding of cartographic text visualization: assessment of user preferences and colour influence. CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL, 52(4), 325–335.
Vancouver
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Deeb R, Ooms K, Van Eetvelde V, De Maeyer P. Towards a deeper understanding of cartographic text visualization: assessment of user preferences and colour influence. CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL. 2015;52(4):325–35.
MLA
Deeb, Rasha, Kristien Ooms, Veerle Van Eetvelde, et al. “Towards a Deeper Understanding of Cartographic Text Visualization: Assessment of User Preferences and Colour Influence.” CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL 52.4 (2015): 325–335. Print.