Aesthetics and Design in the GIS&T Body of Knowledge

Authors: Chelsea Nestel*, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Daniel Patrick Huffman, somethingaboutmaps
Topics: Cartography, Geography Education, Geographic Information Science and Systems
Keywords: Cartography, GIS&T, Body of Knowledge, GIS&T Body of Knowledge, design, aesthetics
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Southdown, Sheraton, 4th Floor
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What is aesthetics? What is design? And how do we "do" them? Teaching students how to develop skills in design and aesthetics is a critical part of cartography education. This talk summarizes the approaches advocated by a spectrum of cartographers in the field to help educators and students structure their opinions on design and aesthetics, as well as to explore the core of our thinking on this topic. The talk will conclude with a series of proposed learning objectives and bibliography on the topic.

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