Unfolding - A Library for Interactive Maps and Geovisualizations

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Presentation at the SouthCHI 2013 conference in Maribor, Slovenia.

Won a Best Presentation Award.

More information on Unfolding at http://unfoldingmaps.org

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Unfolding - A Library for Interactive Maps and Geovisualizations

  1. 1. Unfolding T. Nagel, J. Klerkx, A. Vande Moere, E. Duval SouthCHI 2013, Maribor A Library for Interactive Maps and Geovisualizations in Java and Processing
  2. 2. •  Need in own research projects •  Teaching to design students Motivation See details in paper
  3. 3. •  Learning Simple API to create simple sketches. •  Prototyping Explore data sets. Quickly develop in an iterative design process. •  Creating Build applications for a broader audience. Task Areas See details in paper
  4. 4. Hello World, literally
  5. 5. Multitouch interactions
  6. 6. Google  Maps   Google  Terrain   Microso0  Aerial   Open  Street  Map   Midnight  Commander   ImmoScout  Heatmap   (CloudMade)   (CloudMade)   Custom map styles
  7. 7. Event system
  8. 8. My bike rides in Berlin, summer 2012 Supports various data formats Tracked on smart phone as GPX files
  9. 9. Tutorials & Examples
  10. 10. Examples: Prototyping
  11. 11. Explore data sets
  12. 12. Prototype for evaluating Exploding menu, a novel interaction technique. Develop prototypes
  13. 13. Usage & Survey
  14. 14. Downloads •  3000+ First public release v0.8 (August 2011) •  5700+ v0.9 (since September 2012)
  15. 15. Use in University Courses •  FH Potsdam, Germany •  KU Leuven, Belgium •  IUAV University of Venice, Italy •  Carnegie Mellon, USA •  MIT, USA •  Harvard, USA •  … (not only by design students, but also by students in urban planning, GIS, transport, etc)
  16. 16. Applications •  Design and dissemination of successful projects •  Collected 50+ Unfolding projects •  Some notably successful visualizations •  Featured in design blogs, magazines, books, …
  17. 17. Max Planck Research Network Moritz Stefaner and Onformative, 2012
  18. 18. User Survey •  Online questionnaire •  37 participants •  Based on ISO to evaluate software & SUS •  Asked about •  Expertise •  Projects & Features •  Satisfaction
  19. 19. Satisfaction with Unfolding See details in paper
  20. 20. Results •  Satisfied with basic features, e.g. displaying maps (97%), enabling zoom + pan (91%), etc. •  Fewer satisfied with more advanced features, e.g. loading geo-spatial data (54%) •  Satisfied with examples (62%) and tutorials (53%) See details in paper
  21. 21. Results •  Satisfied with Unfolding (91%) •  Achieved what they planned in project (81%) •  Plan to use Unfolding in the future (88%)
  22. 22. Applications
  23. 23. Live Singapore!
  24. 24. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQpTM7ASc-w
  25. 25. LiquiData
  26. 26. Guy Debord, 1957 The Naked City
  27. 27. LiquiData Gunnar Friedrich, Luis Grass, Christopher Pietsch, David Ikuye, Pierre La Baume
  28. 28. http://vimeo.com/43120464
  29. 29. Conclusion & Future Work
  30. 30. Conclusion •  Library with simple API to create maps •  Successful, well accepted •  Users were highly satisfied
  31. 31. Unfolding: Future work •  Release v1.0 with new features and tutorials •  Support Processing 2.0
  32. 32. Unfolding: Future work •  Release v1.0 with new features and tutorials •  Support Processing 2.0
  33. 33. Unfolding: Future work •  Release v1.0 with new features and tutorials •  Support Processing 2.0 •  Invite experts to use Unfolding for prototyping
  34. 34. Call for Action •  Use it and give feedback •  Request features •  Report bugs •  Suggest examples & tutorials •  Participate in the project
  35. 35. Play with it!
  36. 36. Till Nagel, FHP & KUL mail@tillnagel.com – twitter: @tillnm Thank you. SouthCHI 2013 2nd July2013, Maribor Visit http://unfoldingmaps.org

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