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Mapping Audio and Tactile Variables: A concatenated study to find inclusive correspondences for visual variables in geographic maps

Yusim, Lena (2019) Mapping Audio and Tactile Variables: A concatenated study to find inclusive correspondences for visual variables in geographic maps. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Yusim, Lena
Abstract:

The purpose of this research was to understand current geographic mapping paradigms, expose barriers faced by people who cannot rely on visual perception in the map reading experience, and propose a framework for designing maps to address these barriers. The study involved literature review, environmental scan, semi-structured interviews, surveys, and co-design with a variety of stakeholders. At each stage of the research auditory and tactile correlates for the visual variables used in geographic maps were documented and the results were synthesized into a framework referred to here as the VATmap (visual, audio, tactile) model. The framework can be used as a reference for designers and educators by suggesting strategies for communicating geographic information beyond visual display through a combination of visual, audio, and tactile map representations.

Date: April 2019
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 14:41
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 14:41
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2469

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