GEOG 468
GIS Analysis and Design



To finish this lesson, you must complete the activities listed below. You may find it useful to print this page so that you can follow along with the directions.

Steps to Completing Lesson 13
Step Activity Access/Directions
1 Read the lesson Overview and Checklist You are in the Lesson 13 online content now. The Overview page is previous to this page, and you are on the Checklist page right now.
2 Bone: Human Factors in GIS Use: A Review and Suggestions for Research There are three different styles of reading that are referred to in the lessons:
  • Scan: Do not deal with all of the content, but search through the material for a specific purpose or a specific word (or its synonym). Scanning is used for such purposes as finding the answer to a particular question.
  • Skim: To skim, read a page by reading the headings and first sentences of each paragraph or section.
  • Read: The purpose of this style is to understand the concepts and arguments that the text contains and it should be preceded by the Skim reading style.
PowerPoint: Human Factors
3 Geospatial Think-Piece

Using Word (or a word processing program compatible with Microsoft® Word), identify and briefly discuss (<200 words):

a unique human factor to be considered when designing a geospatial system.

Name your file Lsn13_YourName.doc, Please turn-in your document the Lesson 13 Dropbox in ANGEL.

What is a “Think Piece”? A “think piece” is a form of writing that is less polished than a formal paper or presentation but more fully developed than an entry in a personal journal. Think pieces are written to discover what an individual is thinking about a particular topic. Within this course, the writing of think pieces is a way of helping learners connect with the subject matter. Within this context, think pieces reduce the grading risk associated with an “all or nothing” term paper and allow the instructor to communicate with learners throughout the semester, to see the evolution of thinking, and to suggest resources that can further the learners’ understanding.

What does a Think Piece look like? The starting point for a think piece for this course lie in the author’s immediate past experience. Because think pieces are as much a reflection of one’s ideas, there is no standard or uniform format for a think piece. In other words, each of us is writing from personal experience. We are not claiming to be objective not are we offering prescriptive, how-to, formulas or guidelines.
4 Read lesson Summary. You are in the Lesson 14 online content now. Click on the "Next Page" link to access the Summary.