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The GIVA group is responsible for teaching and research in geographic information science at the GIScience Center of the Department of Geography, together with the GIS and Geocomputation groups.
Discover and teach new insights on how to creatively design geographic information displays that encourage healthy engagements with the world.
Smart geographic information displays that offer equitable access to knowledge, are engaging to use, and empower all citizens to live a healthy and environmentally sustainable life, in a diverse, democratic, and mobile digital information society.
More on our research interests...
Using eye tracking to understand how design interacts with behavior
Landmark visualization on mobile map aids
We develop adaptive visualizations of geographically relevant information
Emotions in New York City tweets during Covid-19
Emotion recognition from facial expressions
Assessing the effectiveness of pedestrian navigation assistant systems
Dynamically changing map design based on neurofeedback and user emotions
Landmark Visualization on Mobile Maps – Effects on Visual Attention, Spatial Learning, and Cognitive Load during Map-Aided Real-World Navigation of Pedestrians
(Fabrikant / Gartner / Lanini-Maggi / Richter / Weibel)
Human spatial navigation in the digital era—effects of landmark depiction on mobile maps on navigators’ spatial learning and cognitive load during assisted navigation
(Fabrikant / Gramann / Weibel )
How does the design of landmarks on a mobile map influence wayfinding experts’ spatial learning during a real-world navigation task?
Cartography and Geographic Information Science