Evaluating the typographic variation in map perception

01 January 2013 → 15 April 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Social psychology
    • Anthropology
    • Applied sociology
    • Policy and administration
    • Social psychology
    • Social stratification
    • Social theory and sociological methods
    • Sociology of life course, family and health
    • Other sociology and anthropology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geomatic engineering
user efficiency cultural variation user preference map perception typographic variations
Project description

This research aims to define rules for the typographic design on maps, considering both user preferences and efficiency by a series of related tests. Both experts and novices will participate in the studies. Typographic design for two systems of lettering (Arabic and Latin) will be examined and conclusions will be drawn for making more efficient and qualitative maps for the users.