Guest Editors: Dr. Arzu Çöltekin, Dr. Sidonie Christophe, Dr. Urška Demšar, Dr. Anthony Robinson
This special issue seeks papers on geovisual analytics and visuospatial display design with human-centered approaches.
Human abilities, limitations and attitudes are defining factors for adaptation of technological solutions, such as visuospatial displays used in geovisual analytics software environments. Human-centered issues (and associated solutions) can be complex to understand, model, and, importantly, generalize from individual experiments. Therefore, it is important that we continue asking new questions, or answer the old questions again with fresh perspectives to advance and solidify our knowledge. In addition to fundamental knowledge, technical solutions that are informed by fundamental knowledge (e.g., on the perceptual and cognitive factors) are still rare, even though it is understood that they could benefit users.
With this Special Issue, we intend to create a compendium of state-of-the-art knowledge on human-centered approaches to creating and using geovisual analytics environments; and the design of the visuospatial displays that are of core importance in visual analytics processes. We welcome contributions that feature technical solutions informed by human-centered user research; experimental studies demonstrating new knowledge in human visuospatial information processing, spatial perception and cognition, and studies focusing on usability engineering. Furthermore, we welcome literature reviews and theoretical papers that consolidates knowledge on any of the listed topics, or topics related to the scope of the Special Issue.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)
- User-centered techniques for representing and interacting with big spatial data
- Usability and utility evaluation of geovisual analytics
- Cognitive studies of geovisualization
- Personalization and customization of visuospatial displays
- Ageing and visuospatial displays
- Perceptually informed design principles for geovisual displays
- Design and evaluation of virtual environments and augmented reality approaches for geovisualization
- What about time? User-centered visual analytics for spatio-temporal data
- Geovisual analytical solutions for movement and dynamic phenomena
- Geovisual analytical solutions for environment and climate change
- Geovisual analytics solutions for sustainability (from local to global scales)
An expression of interest with a 200-word abstract should be sent to the editorial team latest by 15th of August 2018 at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also mention if you will need a discount or waiver on the open access fees. If your institution has funds for open access publications, please consider that others might not, before asking for the waiver or discount.
Deadline for full paper submissions: 15 November 2018