Crisis Response Serious Spatial Thinking Games: Spatial Think Aloud Study Results

Tomaszewski, Brian, Schwartz, David and Szarzynski, Joerg ed. Crisis Response Serious Spatial Thinking Games: Spatial Think Aloud Study Results 2016/05/22-25 Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2016.

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    Author Tomaszewski, Brian
    Schwartz, David
    Szarzynski, Joerg
    Event series International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
    Title of Event Crisis Response Serious Spatial Thinking Games: Spatial Think Aloud Study Results
    Date of Event 2016/05/22-25
    Place of Event Rio de Janeiro
    Publication Date 2016-05
    Place of Publication Rio de Janeiro
    Publisher Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    Pages 1 -16
    Language eng
    Abstract We present work on developing and evaluating a serious GIS spatial thinking game called SerGIS. We conducted a spatial think-aloud study with ten participants new to crisis response who used SerGIS with a coastal city hurricane scenario. Four themes emerged from participant responses: processes of reasoning, tools of representation, overlay and dissolve operation, and geographic information concept learning and knowledge gaps. The first three themes match directly with the spatial thinking theory and evaluation underlying SerGIS. The fourth theme identified addresses GIS and spatial thinking crisis response educational issues. Furthermore, statistical evidence indicates there is likely a relationship between participants from spatially-oriented backgrounds (but with no GIS experience) performing better with SerGIS than participants from non-spatial backgrounds. Finally , we found that with a game scenario based on established disaster management practitioner literature, participants could focus on spatial thinking tasks and not be limited by understanding the game scenario itself.
    Keyword GIS
    Crisis response
    Copyright Holder Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9788460879845
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