Sara Mary Rosa Lanini-Maggi

Sara Mary Rosa Lanini-Maggi
University of Zurich | UZH · Department of Geography

PhD

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Introduction
I am a Postdoc in the Geographic Information, Visualization and Analysis (GIVA) group at the University of Zurich, supervised by Prof. Dr. Sara Fabrikant. Currently, I am working on the GeoViSense project. For more information please visit: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211395_en.html.
Additional affiliations
February 2012 - June 2017
University of Zurich
Position
  • PhD Student
February 2012 - May 2014
University of Zurich
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • http://www.geo.uzh.ch/~maggisa/Teaching.html

Publications

Publications (18)
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Even though humans perform it daily, navigation is a cognitively challenging process. Landmarks have been shown to facilitate navigation by scaffolding humans' mental representation of space. However, how landmarks can be effectively communicated to pedestrians to support spatial learning of the traversed environment remains an open question. There...
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Landmarks serve to structure the environment we experience, and therefore they are also critically important for our everyday movement through and knowledge acquisition about space. How to effectively visualize landmarks to support spatial learning during map-assisted pedestrian navigation is still an open question. We thus set out to assess how la...
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16 Even if we are not aware, our emotions can influence and interplay with our navigation and use of 17 mobile navigation aids. A given map display can make us feel good by reminding us of pleasant past 18 experiences, or it can make us feel frustrated because we are not able to understand the information 19 provided. Navigation aids could also mak...
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Behavioral performance metrics employed to assess the usability of visual displays are increasingly coupled with eye tracking measures to provide additional insights into the decision-making processes supported by visual displays. Eye tracking metrics can be coupled with users' neural data to investigate how human cognition interplays with emotions...
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With the development of modern geovisual analytics tools, several researchers have emphasized the importance of understanding users' cognitive, perceptual, and affective tendencies for supporting spatial decisions with geographic information displays (GIDs). However, most recent technological developments have focused on support for navigation in t...
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With the development of modern geovisual analytics tools, several researchers have emphasized the importance of understanding users’ cognitive, perceptual, and affective tendencies for supporting spatial decisions with geographic information displays (GIDs). However, most recent technological developments have focused on support for navigation in t...
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How to effectively and efficiently represent the dynamics of spatial phenomena and processes has been a long-standing research question in geographic information science (GIScience). In a digital information age, computer-generated animations that depict movement data have become increasingly popular, as they apparently visualize real-world spatio-...
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We detail an empirical animation study to assess how display design and user spatial ability and training might influence visuo-spatial decision-making with animated displays showing aircraft movements. We present empirical results of a visuo-spatial detection task with moving objects, based on response accuracy, response time, including a descript...
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Nous présentons en détail une expérimentation évaluant des tâches utilisateurs dans un contexte de visualisation dynamique représentant des mouvements d'avions sur une interface de contrôle aérien. Nous cherchons à évaluer l’influence des principes d’affichage et du niveau d’expertise sur les aptitudes spatiales des participants à prendre des décis...
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Spatialized views use visuo-spatial metaphors to facilitate sense-making from complex non-spatial databases. Spatialization typically includes the projection of a high-dimensional (non-spatial) data space onto a lower dimensional display space for visual data exploration. In comparison to 2D spatialized displays, 3D displays could potentially conve...
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Abstract. In this work in progress paper we present a long-term empirical, embodied research framework to evaluate dynamic visuo-spatial displays representing movement data within the use case of Air Traffic Control (ATC). We conducted a human-subject experiment with eighteen ATC experts and nineteen ATC novices to assess how display- (i.e., semi-s...
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We present a cross-validation approach to assess animations of movement data. Specifically, we investigate if and how display design, data complexity and user background and training might influence participants’ decision-making with animated designs. Our triangulation approach is based on eye-tracking records, galvanic skin conductance responses,...
Thesis
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Spatializations are techniques aimed to graphical depict non-spatial data in very large databases. To realize this purpose they used geographical metaphors as location, distance or direction for the knowledge discovery as well as the information exploration. This master thesis proposes an evaluation of 3D network spatializations through an experime...

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We are interested in evaluating relevant perceptual, emotional and cognitive processes involved in visuo-spatial inferences with animations of movement data.

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Project leader: Prof. Dr. Sara I. Fabrikant Project goal: Geographic information displays (GIDs) such as digital maps with navigation guidance have become an integral part of our everyday life. When seeking directions towards a new restaurant or the quickest connection to the office, people will retrieve their smartphones and navigate towards the destination almost effortlessly. However, does the ease with which we can now find our way come with a price? Without GIDs, are we more likely to become lost than previous generations? The ERC Advanced Grant “GeoViSense” attempts to answer these questions (among others) with systematic studies of people’s navigation behavior in real and virtual environments. While behavior in virtual environments is easier to control and predict, studies in real environments allow us to determine the extent to which our predictions generalize to everyday situations. These two aspects are both necessary for deriving a complete understanding of human spatial behavior and GIDs. Mobile physiological devices (e.g., heart rate sensors) can also be validated in a relatively controlled virtual reality setup and then employed to investigate real world behavior. As part of the Digital Society Initiative at the University of Zurich, we are also interested in questions at the forefront of science and society more generally. Towards this end, we will attempt to address topics such as the relationship between technology and human abilities, the adaptation of technology to fit specific situations, and the personalization of technology for specific types of users. For example, people may respond to stress during navigation by focusing on a limited amount of information that is easily available. Is there some way to adapt the GID to account for this change in the person’s behavior? Using both physiological and behavioral measurements, we will investigate the extent to which a user is stressed or engaged during navigation and how to adapt the GID accordingly. For more information please visit: http://wordpress.geovisense.info/ https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/211395_en.html https://www.dsi.uzh.ch/en/projects/geovisense.html https://www.geo.uzh.ch/geolean/en/units/giva
Archived project
More info: http://www.research-projects.uzh.ch/p15794.htm