Understanding Maps of Movement

Invitation to participate in research study “Understanding Maps of Movement”

We are currently running a research study focused on the cartography of movement and visualization of tracking data, supported by the National Science Foundation Award # 1853681. We would appreciate your participation in the study. Responses to this survey will be used to develop a better understanding of the design of cartographic maps for movement data and evaluate visualization techniques. No prior knowledge/experience of movement analytics or data visualization is required to participate in this study.

This study is run by the MOVE Lab (http://move.geog.ucsb.edu/) in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is approved by the UCSB Human Subjects Committee, protocol # 1-20-0861. Your participation is completely voluntary. If you decide not to participate or to withdraw from the study, it will have no effect on any services you are currently receiving.

This is a web study to evaluate the use of different movement visualizations for judging speed and other basic movement parameters. If you decide to participate, you will complete a Qualtrics web survey, requiring you to answer a series of questions using different map designs using static or dynamic representations.  This survey may be completed at any time; however, we recommend it is completed in one sitting, using a computer or laptop (not a mobile phone or tablet). The survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

You may participate in the study using this link and the Participant ID (PID) in your email:

Access Survey Here

Questions or requests for a PID may be directed to: Dr. Crystal Bae (cbae@ucsb.edu)

Thank you, and we appreciate your help!

Crystal Bae and Somayeh Dodge
MOVE Research Lab
Department of Geography