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ERIC Number: ED044329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Pages: 14
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Designing Maps for Children.
Bartz, Barbara S.
In 1964 World Book wanted to be able to say that more than 1,000 maps being made for the encyclopedia were designed to be appropriate and useful for children between the ages of nine and fourteen. However, there was virtually no research on which such a program could be based. This paper briefly reviews research projects in this area started in 1964 by Field Enterprises Educational Corporation and continued through 1967. In summary, this work has provided two major things: 1) it has shown the inadequacy of existing research relating to children and their characteristics as map users, and of the theoretical framework in which the research has been done; and, 2) it has provided an approach to map design that consists essentially of matching an intellectual array of map use tasks to a visual array of graphic elements. (SBE)
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Authoring Institution: Queen's Univ., Kingston (Ontario).
Note: Paper presented at a Symposium on the Influence of the Map User on Map Design, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, September 8-10 1970