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Assessing the Visualization-Based Decision Support System for Environmental Impact Assessments

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College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
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Gaia 3D Incorporation, Seoul 08611, Korea
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College of Engineering, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 03760, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(3), 1345; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031345
Received: 12 November 2021 / Revised: 20 January 2022 / Accepted: 24 January 2022 / Published: 25 January 2022
Even though environmental impact assessments (EIAs) have been an important tool for environmental decision-making, most EIAs are published as a mix of text and tabular data that is not easily accessible to or understandable for the public. In this paper, we present a decision support system (DSS) that supports the decision-making of stakeholders in the EIA stage. The system was designed to improve the public’s understanding of stakeholders before and after a construction project by providing visualization of key environmental elements. We recruited 107 participants to test the usability of the system and examined the impacts of individual differences between the participants on their perceptions of the system, including their environmental expertise and computer self-efficacy. The results showed that the proposed system had high usability, especially for users with high computational efficacy and environment expertise. The system could thus help to improve the communication between the public and experts during public hearings and enhance the environmental literacy of the public. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphics; sustainability; environmental literacy; Likert scale; usability test graphics; sustainability; environmental literacy; Likert scale; usability test
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Lee, S.-y.; Shin, S.; Kim, H.; Kim, M.-K.; Yoon, S.-Y.; Lee, S. Assessing the Visualization-Based Decision Support System for Environmental Impact Assessments. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 1345. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031345

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Lee S-y, Shin S, Kim H, Kim M-K, Yoon S-Y, Lee S. Assessing the Visualization-Based Decision Support System for Environmental Impact Assessments. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(3):1345. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031345

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Lee, Seo-young, Sanghee Shin, Hakjoon Kim, Min-Kyung Kim, So-Yeon Yoon, and Sangdon Lee. 2022. "Assessing the Visualization-Based Decision Support System for Environmental Impact Assessments" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 3: 1345. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031345

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