The ICA Commission on Map Design is co-organizing (with the ICA Commission on Cognitive Visualization) a range of paper sessions at the Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers 24-28 Feb in New York City. We have 7 sessions themed Cognition, Behavior and Representation dealing with design, color, people and design, user interactions and map interpretation, space reasoning, movement in real and virtual spaces, wayfinding and research challenges.
The sessions bring together a vibrant group of researchers and practitioners and we look forward to a highly engaging forum with 40 papers from both renowned speakers and early career researchers. The sessions also give us a platform to promote the work of the two Commissions and encourage participation. A special issue of The Cartographic Journal is already slated for the end of 2012 to showcase the very best papers from these sessions.
If you are at the AAG then please come along and take part. We very much look forward to seeing you in NYC!