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Creating deep maps and spatial narratives through design

Ridge, Mia; Lafreniere, Don and Nesbit, Scott (2013). Creating deep maps and spatial narratives through design. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 7(1-2) pp. 176–189.

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Abstract

An interdisciplinary team of researchers were challenged to create a model of a deep map during a three-day charette at the NEH Institute on Spatial Narratives and Deep Maps. Through a reflexive process of ingesting data, probing for fruitful research questions, and considering how a deep map might be used by different audiences, we created a wireframe model of a deep map and explored how it related to spatial narratives. We explored the tension between interfaces for exploratory and structured views of data and sources, and devised a model for the intersections between spatial narratives and deep maps. The process of creating wireframes and prototype screens—and more importantly, the discussions and debates they initiated—helped us understand the complex requirements for deep maps and showed how a deep map can support a humanistic interpretation of the role of space in historical processes.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Edinburgh University Press
ISSN: 1753-8548
Keywords: spatial humanities; deep maps; deep mapping; spatial history; user experience design; prototyping; digital humanities; interface design; historical GIS; interdisciplinary scholarship; spatial narratives
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 39137
Depositing User: Mia Ridge
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 10:28
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 19:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/39137
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