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dc.contributor.authorBao, Bojian
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-22T20:49:13Z
dc.date.available2018-01-22T20:49:13Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/12679
dc.descriptionImage removed from thesis for copyright reasons: Figure 22 (tile map), page 51.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this research is to design and evaluate a text-free online map interface for illiterate people and non-local-language speakers. The use of online maps is developing rapidly and while a large majority of people are using these applications, there are many illiterate people who find them extremely difficult to use due to their inability to read the text on the maps. Symbols and audio are two methods that can be used to replace the reliance on traditional text. The research conducts two surveys to define the suitable symbol type and identify features for online map design; designs a set of text-free online map applications and finally, evaluates each designed map application based on a sample of 90 participants (Native English Speakers, non-English Speakers and Illiterate People). The results illustrate that illiterate people find it more difficult to use the online map application compared with literate people. Text-free online map interfaces are necessary to support illiterate people and the map that included both symbol and audio was the most suitable type of text-free online map.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectDigital mapsen_US
dc.subjectMap readingen_US
dc.subjectApplication program interfaces (Computer software)en_US
dc.subjectUser interfaces (Computer systems)en_US
dc.subjectHuman-computer interactionen_US
dc.subjectAssistive computer technologyen_US
dc.subjectIlliterate peopleen_US
dc.subjectText-free online mapen_US
dc.subjectUser interface designen_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY::Information technologyen_US
dc.titleDesign and evaluation of text-free map interfaces : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Information Technology at Massey University, Albany, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineInformation Technologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Information Science (MInfSc)en_US


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