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Beyond the blandscape: utilizing aesthetics in digital cartography

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Beyond the blandscape : utilizing aesthetics in digital cartography. / Gradinar, Adrian Ioan; Huck, Jonathan; Coulton, Paul; Salinas, Lara.

CHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM, 2016. p. 1383-1388.

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Gradinar, AI, Huck, J, Coulton, P & Salinas, L 2016, Beyond the blandscape: utilizing aesthetics in digital cartography. in CHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, pp. 1383-1388, CHI 2016, San Jose, United States, 7/05/16. https://doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2892317

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Gradinar, A. I., Huck, J., Coulton, P., & Salinas, L. (2016). Beyond the blandscape: utilizing aesthetics in digital cartography. In CHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1383-1388). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2892317

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Gradinar AI, Huck J, Coulton P, Salinas L. Beyond the blandscape: utilizing aesthetics in digital cartography. In CHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM. 2016. p. 1383-1388 https://doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2892317

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Gradinar, Adrian Ioan ; Huck, Jonathan ; Coulton, Paul ; Salinas, Lara. / Beyond the blandscape : utilizing aesthetics in digital cartography. CHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York : ACM, 2016. pp. 1383-1388

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