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Jenny Harding's presentation in the 2nd Workdshop on usability of geographic information, 23rd March 2010 at UCL, London. See details at http://www.virart.nottingham.ac.uk/GI%20Usability/index.html

Jenny Harding's presentation in the 2nd Workdshop on usability of geographic information, 23rd March 2010 at UCL, London. See details at http://www.virart.nottingham.ac.uk/GI%20Usability/index.html

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Introduction and background on geographic information usability Presentation Transcript

  • 1. 2nd Workshop on GI Usability - Introduction Jenny Harding, Ordnance Survey Research 23/03/10 UCL London
  • 2. Workshop on GI usability Why…? Much focus on usability of tangible products , application interfaces etc, not so much on data/information itself Research and expertise exists in different areas: Human Factors, HCI, geographic information science Previous workshop outcomes agreed need to focus on usability of information many aspects: metadata, data content, formats, motivation, trust summarised in report and paper at AGI
  • 3. Usability of geographic information – the target
  • 4. Usability of geographic information – the target Core database(s)
  • 5. Usability of geographic information – the target Products & services Product generation Core database(s)
  • 6. Usability of geographic information – the target ------ ------ ---- ------ -- User interface Products & services Product generation Core database(s)
  • 7. Usability of geographic information – the target Volunteered GI ------ ------ ---- ------ -- User interface Products & services Product generation Core database(s)
  • 8. Usability of geographic information – the target Volunteered GI ------ Usability of product ------ ---- content, structure, ------ -- user guides, User interface Products & services metadata etc Product generation Usability of source content, structure, Core database(s) metadata
  • 9. Usability of geographic information – the target Volunteered GI ------ Usability of product ------ ---- content, structure, ------ -- user guides, User interface Products & services metadata etc Challenge: usability of Usability of interfaces, data/information applications, systems Product generation etc Usability of source content, structure, Core database(s) metadata
  • 10. Workshop objectives…. Share case studies on usability of geographic information (interesting range… metadata, content, user groups.…measuring usability) Discussion sessions: challenges and ways forward Encourage new contacts across disciplines and industries Start off – developing environment of GI creation and use….