The set up of an evaluation method to judge the effectiveness of the space time cube.

Irma Kveladze, Menno-Jan Kraak

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Over the last years an increased interest in the use of the space-time cube to visualize movement data can be witnessed. However, little is known if the cube is truly efficient, and effective to satisfactory display complex movement datasets. Limited usability research has been done. This paper discussed the setup of an extensive usability evaluation of the space-time cube, based on four different use cases in varying complexity. The approach is characterized by early involvement of domain experts, which have provided the data and problems to be solved. The role of the domain expert is seen crucial and resulted in workflows or visualization strategies. Specific design guideline based on the cartographic theories, while considering depth cues have been applied to the space-time cube’s content.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Association of Geographers 2012 (AAG) : book of abstracts
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation of American Geographers
Publication date26 Feb 2012
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2012
EventAAG Annual Meeting - New York City, United States
Duration: 24 Feb 201228 Feb 2012


ConferenceAAG Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York City
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American Association of Geographers (AAG)


  • Space-Time Cube


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