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: Yuying Chen
Nashi Sontakke, Philip Bliese, Aaron Jing
Meilu Wu, Jamp Vongkusolkit, Atlas Guo
James Klau, Tyler Alheid, Brennan Fendt
Yunlei Liang, Yuhao Kang, Yuqi Gao
Anna George, Megan Roessler, and Claire Stowe
Nick Underwood, Clare Sullivan, Peter Newman
Yifeng Ai, Yuqi Shi, Abdullah Amen
David Lombardo, Trevor Grayson, Ted Gundlach
Timothy Prestby, Joe Marks, Catherine McSorley
Ellie Milligan, Melanie Kohls, Nick Exley