This course provides a comprehensive overview of conceptual and technical design topics related to dynamic mapping, topics typically considered under the cartographic research thrusts of Interactive Cartography and Geovisualization. Specifically, it discusses user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design as applied for web maps, drawing from research and practice on Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization, Usability Engineering, and Visual Analytics, perspectives that students are unlikely to receive in other GIS courses. The course emphasizes mapmaking over map use (compared to 170) and the design of interfaces to maps rather than the maps themselves (compared to 370 and 572). The class is divided into two components: lectures and labs.
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Instructor: Robert Roth
TA: Richard Donohue