spatial cognition; geographic information science; geovisual analytics; empirical research; psycho-physiological sensing; eye tracking
Credé S. Fabrikant S.I. Thrash T. Hölscher C. (2018), Do Skyscrapers Facilitate Spatial Learning Under Stress? On the Cognitive Processing of Global Landmarks., in Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
Bruegger Annina, Fabrikant Sara Irina, Coltekin Arzu (2017), An empirical evaluation of three elevation change symbolization methods along routes in bicycle maps, in Cartography and Geographic Information Science
Borgo R. Lee B. Bach B. Fabrikant S. Jianu R. Kerren A. Kobourov S. McGee F. Micalle (2017), Crowdsourcing for Information Visualization: Promises and Pitfalls., in LNCS 10264, Dagstuhl Seminar 15481, Revised Contributions,
Griffin A.L. White T. Fish C. Tomio B. Huang H. Robbi Sluter C. Meza Bravo J.V. Fabri (2017), Designing across map use contexts: A research Agenda. International Journal of Cartography,, in International Journal of Cartography
Fabrikant, S.I., Christen, M,. Brugger, P. (2017). What color is your brain? Proceedings, 28th International Cartographic Conference, International Cartographic Association, Jul. 2-7, 2017, Washingto
Fabrikant S.I. Christen M. Brugger P. (2017), Fabrikant, S.I., Christen, M,. Brugger, P. (2017). What color is your brain? Proceedings, 28th International Cartographic Conference, International Cartographic Association, Jul. 2-7, 2017, Washingto, in International Cartographic Conference, International Cartographic Association
, Washington, D.C..
Coltekin Arzu, Francelet Rebecca, Richter Kai-Florian, Thoresen John, Fabrikant Sara Irina (2017), The effects of visual realism, spatial abilities, and competition on performance in map-based route learning in men, in Cartography and Geographic Information Science
Credé S. (2017), Towards a stress resistant pedestrian navigation system for spatial knowledge acquisition, in Models and representations in Spatial Cognition
Frei PatriceRichter Kai-FlorianFabrikant Sara Irina (2016), Stress Supports Spatial Knowledge Acquisition during Wayfinding with Mobile Maps., in Proceedings (short papers), 9th International Conference on Geographic Information Science
Reichenbacher T., De Sabbata S., Purves R.S., Fabrikant S.I. (2016), Assessing geographic relevance for mobile search: A computational model and its validation via crowdsourcing, in Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
, 67(11), 2620-2634.
Maggi S., Fabrikant S.I., Imbert J.-P., Hurter C. (2016), How do display design and user characteristics matter in animations? An empirical study with air traffic control displays, in Cartographica
, 51(1), 25-37.
Thoresen J.C., Francelet R., Coltekin A., Richter K.-F., Fabrikant S.I., Sandi C. (2016), Not all anxious individuals get lost: Trait anxiety and mental rotation ability interact to explain performance in map-based route learning in men, in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
, 132, 1-8.
Bruegger A. Richter K.-F. Fabrikant S. I., A. Bruegger K.-F. Richter S. I. Fabrikant (2016), Walk and Learn: An Empirical Framework for Assessing Spatial Knowledge Acquisition during Mobile Map Use, in Proceedings (short papers), 9th International Conference on Geographic Information Science,
, Montreal, Canada.
Montello D. Fabrikant S.I. Davies C., Cognitive Perspectives on Cartography and Other Geographic Information Visualizations (Chapter 10)., in Montello D. (ed.), *.
Synopsis: This new proposal builds upon prior work by not only focusing on creating perceptually salient, cognitively supportive, but additionally also on affectively responsive visual displays, for decision making in time-critical contexts, and under uncertainty.Motivation: As visuo-spatial displays are increasingly used in mobile and dynamically evolving situations, it will be important to consider research on the kind of information that users can get from displays when used in time and attention critical, and potentially also emotionally charged spatio-temporal decision-making situations. Limited perceptual and cognitive resources of display users-also often overlooked, autonomic nervous activity-most likely will influence how the depicted information is apprehended, and this will ultimately determine how effective users will be in detecting and reasoning about spatio-temporal phenomena, and make effective and efficient decisions in time critical situations under uncertainty. Research objective: The proposed research firstly aims at better understanding of how users explore and extract knowledge from visual displays in time critical contexts, under varying affective states, to make space-time decisions under uncertainty, and secondly, at deriving empirically based design guidelines for the construction of cognitively inspired, perceptually salient, and affectively responsive displays for effective and efficient spatio-temporal decisions-making in time critical, and in uncertainty situations. We aim at guidelines that are generic enough to be useful for a broad range of decisions-making scenarios and uncertainty conditions, including various geographically relevant application domains (e.g., disaster response, navigation, search and rescue, etc.).An international team of researchers at the University of Zurich, the University of California Santa Barbara (USA), and at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences of the ETH Zurich are involved in the project. Resources are requested for two PhD students, and to enable collaborative visits by the students and the external collaborators, including conference and workshop attendance support to disseminate research findings. The project is organized in two empirical research tracks: Subproject A emphasizes the development and evaluation of immersive display methods in a virtual reality lab, while Subproject B focuses on the development and evaluation of mobile display methods in the real world. The main goals leading the two tracks are as follows: • to identify the characteristics of how users make space-time decisions with visual displays under to various affective states due to time critical situations and uncertainty (in the VR lab and mobile, in the world), and • to develop empirically based design guidelines for the construction of perceptually salient, cognitively inspired, and affectively responsive visual displays for more effective and efficient spatio-temporal inference and decision-making in time critical contexts and under uncertainty. Key outputs are expected along three cyclic work phases. First, knowledge integration across complementary research fields is carried out at the theoretical level (uncertainty visualization, decision-making under stress and uncertainty, affect and arousal). Second, an experimental visual display platform is implemented, to be tested in the VR lab and mobile in the world, and thirdly, visual displays are evaluated with users (i.e., empirical evaluation of usefulness and usability).