Geograph 2010

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Geograph 2010

  1. 1. Research into Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) Geograph @ Ordnance Survey 2010 Christopher J. Parker www.UserGeneratedDesign.co.uk
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>What is VGI and neogeography? </li></ul><ul><li>How Human Factors research can help designers and users </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is VGI and neogeography? Adding clarity to the situation
  4. 5. Why Human Factors research is needed? Planning for the future
  5. 6. Human Factors Advantages <ul><li>Usability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A set of attributes that bear on the effort needed for use, and on the individual assessment of such use, by a stated or implied set of users (ISO 9126) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Human Factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A philosophy based on the needs and interests of the user, with an emphasis on making products usable and understandable (Norman 2002) </li></ul></ul>Norman, D.A. 2002, The Design of Everyday Things, 2002 edn, Basic Books, United States of America.
  6. 7. Research Being Conducted <ul><li>Past Research </li></ul><ul><li>Future Research </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the stakeholders of VGI? </li></ul><ul><li>What do VGI Stakeholders think of volunteered GI </li></ul><ul><li>How does the knowledge that data is ‘volunteered’ alter the user’s perception? </li></ul><ul><li>How can volunteer and professional information be combined effectively? </li></ul>
  7. 8. www.UserGeneratedDesign.co.uk

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