Posts Tagged groundwater

February 1st, 2010

drastic interface

As part of my research project for the Canadian Water Network (CWN) I developed an SVG/JavaScript application that introduced people to some of the factors that can determine groundwater vulnerability to contamination. Following an explanation of what the factors are and how they are weighed, the site presents the Town of Greater Oliver in an interactive ‘layer’ map.

As part of my Masters research this interface was originally heavily embedded in JavaScript to track user behaviour – duration of use, mouse movement, and button clicks/location. The results of the research were inconclusive due to the superfluous manner in which the participants, first year geography students, completed the exercises. Perhaps the interface is partially responsible – but without further testing we will never know. Give drastic a try.