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Table 1 Application area for the tasks used in the reviewed studies

From: Decision making with visualizations: a cognitive framework across disciplines

Task application area


Meteorology, weather, and natural disaster forecasting, weather communication

Cheong et al. (2016); Fabrikant et al. (2010); Gattis and Holyoak (1996); Hegarty et al. (2010); Joslyn and LeClerc (2013); Padilla et al. (2015); Ruginski et al. (2016)

Health research, medical images, health risk communication

Ancker et al. (2006); Fagerlin et al. (2005); Garcia-Retamero and Galesic (2009); Keehner et al. (2011); Keller et al. (2009); McCabe and Castel (2008); Okan et al. (2015); Okan, Garcia-Retamero, Cokely, and Maldonado (2012); Schirillo and Stone (2005); Stone et al. (2003); Stone et al. (1997); Waters et al. (2006); Waters et al. (2007)

Land-use planning, spatial planning, urban planning

Dennis and Carte (1998); Lee and Bednarz (2009); Smelcer and Carmel (1997); Wilkening and Fabrikant (2011)

Cost comparison, finance

Lohse (1993); Vessey and Galletta (1991)

Geospatial location

Hegarty et al. (2016); McKenzie et al. (2016)

Error-bar interpretation, graph comparison, statistics communication, science reasoning

Belia et al. (2005); Feeney et al. (2000); Newman and Scholl (2012); Sanchez and Wiley (2006); Wainer et al. (1999)

Map reading, map perception

Brügger et al. (2017); St. John et al. (2001)

Social network, computer connections

Tversky et al. (2012); Zhu and Watts (2010)

Map-based threat identification, emergency management

Bailey et al. (2007); Shen et al. (2012)