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dc.contributor.authorLuz, Saturnino
dc.contributor.authorMasoodian, Masood
dc.coverage.spatialComo, Italy
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-17T03:20:23Z
dc.date.available2014
dc.date.available2015-06-17T03:20:23Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationLuz, S., & Masoodian, M. (2014). Readability of a Background Map Layer Under a Semi-transparent Foreground Layer. In Proceedings of the 2014 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (pp. 161–168). Como, Italy: ACM. http://doi.org/10.1145/2598153.2598174en
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4503-2775-6
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/9418
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the readability (interpretability) of information presented on a geographical map onto which a semi-transparent multivariate selection layer has been overlaid. The investigation is based on an information visualization prototype developed for a mobile platform (tablet devices) which aimed at supporting epidemiologists and medical staff in field data collection and epidemiological interpretation tasks. Different factors are analysed under varying transparency (alpha blending) levels, including: map interpretation task (covering "seeing map" and "reading map" tasks), legend symbol and map area type. Our results complement other studies that focused on the readability characteristics of items displayed on semi-transparent foreground layers developed in the context of "toolglass" interfaces. The implications of these results to the usability of transparency variable selection layers in geographical map applications are also discussed.
dc.format.extent161 - 168
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.publisherACM
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the Proceedings of the 2014 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces. © 2014 ACM.
dc.sourceAVI 2014
dc.subjectInformation Visualization
dc.subjectTransparency
dc.subjectGeographical Maps
dc.subjectEpidemiology
dc.subjectcomputer science
dc.titleReadability of a Background Map Layer Under a Semi-transparent Foreground Layer
dc.typeConference Contribution
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/2598153.2598174
dc.relation.isPartOfProceedings of the 2014 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces
pubs.begin-page161
pubs.elements-id82069
pubs.end-page168
pubs.finish-date2014-05-30en_NZ
pubs.start-date2014-05-27en_NZ


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