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dc.contributor.authorOtinpong, Bernarden
dc.contributor.authorCharters, Stuarten
dc.contributor.authorMcKinnon, Alan E.en
dc.contributor.authorGidlow, Robert G. A.en
dc.contributor.editorWeber, T.en
dc.contributor.editorMcPhee, M. J.en
dc.contributor.editorAnderson, R. S.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-26T03:26:33Z
dc.date.created2015-12-01en
dc.date.issued2015-12en
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9872143-5-5en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/8946
dc.description.abstractComputer-aided visualisation has been used in a number of natural resource management applications with the aim of enhancing people’s understanding of issues, but little evaluation of the effectiveness of these tools has been undertaken. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there are significant differences in knowledge acquisition depending on the form in which visualisation of environmental changes is presented, using a case study of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, a broad, shallow lagoon in the South Island of New Zealand. Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere is separated from the Pacific Ocean by the long narrow sandy Kaitorete Spit. Its unique position allows for it to be opened to the sea periodically to provide drainage and prevent flooding of surrounding farmlands. There is a lack of agreement among the diverse stakeholders regarding the appropriate levels at which the lake level should be maintained throughout the year. We describe an interactive visualisation tool (ElleVis) which shows the effects of different lake opening regimes on lake values at Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. The tool allows users to input different opening scenarios and visualise the resulting impact on water levels around the lake at various times. It incorporates historical rainfall data from New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research to deliver a graphical map display, including a summary table with a ‘traffic light’ status for lake values - birds, fish, farming and other stakeholder interests at different locations around the lake. The interactive nature of the ElleVis tool allows the stakeholders to compare Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere under different opening scenarios using one interactive tool. However, it is possible, for example, that providing information about changes in lake behaviour in a carefully and clearly presented non-interactive form may be as successful as providing it in an interactive form of ElleVis. A true experimental design was adopted to measure the knowledge of forty participants (randomly assigned to two test groups) who have various interests at Te Waihora, before and after using their assigned interventions of either –interactive or non-interactive - form of visualisation. Overall, the results of this study show that participants demonstrate a greater knowledge gain through the use of interactive visualisation (M =18.05), than through information provided non-interactively (M =12.45), t (40) =2.663, p < .05). More widely, we think that the findings from this study can stimulate meaningful discussions and dialogue about whether interactive visualisation tools might contribute to assessing understanding in environmental management in situations that involve contested resources or a multiplicity of interests.en
dc.format.extent1916-1922en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMODSIMen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - MODSIM - http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2015/K8/otinpong.pdfen
dc.rightsCopyright © Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (MSSANZ)en
dc.sourceMODSIM 2015: 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Partnering with Industry and the Community for Innovation and Impact Through Modellingen
dc.subjectpersonal understandingen
dc.subjectinteractive visualisationen
dc.subjectstatic visualisationen
dc.subjectevaluationen
dc.subjectvisual simulationen
dc.titleA comparison of results between interactive and non-interactive forms of visualisation to improve learning : A case study of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, Canterbury, New Zealanden
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Informatics and Enabling Technologiesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Tourism, Sport and Societyen
lu.contributor.unitSchool of Landscape Architectureen
dc.subject.anzsrc080110 Simulation and Modellingen
dc.subject.anzsrc0502 Environmental Science and Managementen
dc.relation.isPartOfMODSIM2015, 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulationen
pubs.finish-date2015-12-04en
pubs.notesIt was held jointly with the 23rd National Conference of the Australian Society for Operations Research and the DSTO led Defence Operations Research Symposium (DORS 2015).en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2015/K8/otinpong.pdfen
pubs.start-date2015-11-29en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1560-0805
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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