Cognition, Behavior and Design 1

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cartography Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 12:40 PM / 2:20 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Roosevelt 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Jeff Howarth, Carolyn Fish
Chairs: Jeff Howarth

Call for Submissions

We invite papers on spatial cognition, cognitive and perceptual issues in cartography, visualization design, geovisual analytics, and usability/utility of geographic information systems to be included in a series of sessions at the 2019 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in Washington, DC from April 3 – 7.

We invite theoretical and empirical contributions exploring geocomputation, geovisualization, navigation and wayfinding, map use and education, user studies, and methodologies for designing, developing, and evaluating geographic information and tools that leverage geographic data.

Topics include (but are not limited to):
- geovisualization and visual analytics (design, evaluation and/or cognitive issues)
- visualization, cognition, and use of uncertainty in decision making
- application of geovisualization displays and tools to understanding spatial cognition
- methods for and application of cognitive theories and methods to understanding issues in geographic research and education
- human-geovisualization interaction and usability research
- cognition of space-time representations
- wayfinding and navigation
- cognitive map design research
- usability of digital geographic displays

In addition to geographers, GIScientists, cartographers, and cognitive or behavioral geographers we are also looking for speakers from a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to psychology, cognitive science, education, HCI, etc.

To be considered:
(1) Register and submit your abstract online following the AAG Guidelines.
(2) Email your presenter identification number (PIN), paper title, and abstract to Jeff Howarth ( by November 8, 2018.
(3) Please set your email header to “CBD CFP” to be assigned to a proper session.

- Jeff Howarth – Middlebury College,
- Carolyn Fish – University of Oregon,



Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Crystal Bae*, University of California, Santa Barbara, Characterizing Spatial and Social Strategies During Collaborative Situated Navigation 20 12:40 PM
Presenter Kevin Curtin*, Department of Geography, Accelerating Research Advances in Collective Spatial Cognition 20 1:00 PM
Presenter Mehrdad Vaziri*, University of South Florida, Joni Downs, Associate Professor, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, Elizabeth Schotter, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, Eye movement Similarity Index: A GIScience based method 20 1:20 PM
Presenter P. William Limpisathian*, University of Oregon, Amy Lobben, University of Oregon, Neurological Correlates of Cognitive Navigational Self-location 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Jeff Howarth*, Middlebury College, Richard E. Mayer, UC Santa Barbara, DIY Geography Education Online: a practical guide to cognitive principles 20 2:00 PM

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