Learning from the Users for Spatio-Temporal Data Visualization Explorations on Social Events

  • Damla Çay
  • Asım Evren YantaçEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9748)


The amount of volunteered geographic information is on the rise through geo-tagged data on social media. While this growth opens new paths for designers and developers to form new geographical visualizations and interactive geographic tools, it also engenders new design and visualization problems. We now can turn any kind of data into daily useful information to be used during our daily lives. This paper is about exploration of novel visualization methods for spatio-temporal data related to what is happening in the city, planned or unplanned. We, hereby evaluate design students’ works on visualizing social events in the city and share the results as design implications. Yet we contribute by presenting intuitive visualization ideas for social events, for the use of interactive media designers and developers who are developing map based interactive tools.


Geographical information visualization Volunteered geographical information Event-maps Spatio-temporal data Interaction Visualization Design ethnography 



We would like to thank all participants at PD workshops and three important women in this project. Özge Genç for helping with the workshops; Ayşe Özer and İdil Bostan for their contributions on analysis and evaluation process.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.KUAR - Koç University Arçelik Research Center for Creative IndustriesIstanbulTurkey

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