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Presentation at the SouthCHI 2013 conference in Maribor, Slovenia.

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 Unfolding - A Library for Interactive Maps and Geovisualizations Presentation Transcript

    • Unfolding T. Nagel, J. Klerkx, A. Vande Moere, E. Duval SouthCHI 2013, Maribor A Library for Interactive Maps and Geovisualizations in Java and Processing
    • •  Need in own research projects •  Teaching to design students Motivation See details in paper
    • •  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
    • Hello World, literally
    • Multitouch interactions
    • Google  Maps   Google  Terrain   Microso0  Aerial   Open  Street  Map   Midnight  Commander   ImmoScout  Heatmap   (CloudMade)   (CloudMade)   Custom map styles
    • Event system
    • My bike rides in Berlin, summer 2012 Supports various data formats Tracked on smart phone as GPX files
    • Tutorials & Examples
    • Examples: Prototyping
    • Explore data sets
    • Prototype for evaluating Exploding menu, a novel interaction technique. Develop prototypes
    • Usage & Survey
    • Downloads •  3000+ First public release v0.8 (August 2011) •  5700+ v0.9 (since September 2012)
    • 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)
    • Applications •  Design and dissemination of successful projects •  Collected 50+ Unfolding projects •  Some notably successful visualizations •  Featured in design blogs, magazines, books, …
    • Max Planck Research Network Moritz Stefaner and Onformative, 2012
    • User Survey •  Online questionnaire •  37 participants •  Based on ISO to evaluate software & SUS •  Asked about •  Expertise •  Projects & Features •  Satisfaction
    • Satisfaction with Unfolding See details in paper
    • 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
    • Results •  Satisfied with Unfolding (91%) •  Achieved what they planned in project (81%) •  Plan to use Unfolding in the future (88%)
    • Applications
    • Live Singapore!
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQpTM7ASc-w
    • LiquiData
    • Guy Debord, 1957 The Naked City
    • LiquiData Gunnar Friedrich, Luis Grass, Christopher Pietsch, David Ikuye, Pierre La Baume
    • http://vimeo.com/43120464
    • Conclusion & Future Work
    • Conclusion •  Library with simple API to create maps •  Successful, well accepted •  Users were highly satisfied
    • Unfolding: Future work •  Release v1.0 with new features and tutorials •  Support Processing 2.0
    • Unfolding: Future work •  Release v1.0 with new features and tutorials •  Support Processing 2.0
    • Unfolding: Future work •  Release v1.0 with new features and tutorials •  Support Processing 2.0 •  Invite experts to use Unfolding for prototyping
    • Call for Action •  Use it and give feedback •  Request features •  Report bugs •  Suggest examples & tutorials •  Participate in the project
    • Play with it!
    • Till Nagel, FHP & KUL mail@tillnagel.com – twitter: @tillnm Thank you. SouthCHI 2013 2nd July2013, Maribor Visit http://unfoldingmaps.org