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Influential Visual Design Parameters on TV Weather Maps

Lookup NU author(s): Dr David Fairbairn


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Author(s): Fairbairn D, Jadidi MN

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: The Cartographic Journal

Year: 2013

Volume: 50

Issue: 4

Pages: 311-323

Print publication date: 01/11/2013

Date deposited: 24/04/2013

ISSN (print): 0008-7041

ISSN (electronic): 1743-2774

Publisher: Maney Publishing


DOI: 10.1179/1743277413Y.0000000040

Notes: A novel approach to important aspects of cartographic design is presented, exemplified with a study of information communication through television weather maps. The innovation reported extends design practice to incorporate newly introduced and defined ‘visual expressions’ (beyond currently defined ‘visual variables’, including background, overview maps, boundary, spatial order, and zoom. This analytical and empirical research gives new insights into the proficiency of visual elements in communicating through maps, and shows international collaboration in creating new approaches to design and user interaction studies.


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