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Julia Moritz

Julia Moritz

Member of the Realistic Depictions Lab

Since June 2014, Julia Moritz has been working as a research assistant at the IWM in the Realistic Depictions Lab (head: Prof. Dr. Stephan Schwan). As part of the project "Experiencing biodiversity - How nature research benefits from interactive web maps on your own doorstep", she conducts research on the understanding of complex spatial information as a function of its representation. In her dissertation she examines the influence of design and interaction alternatives of digital information graphics and maps on information transfer. In the former project "Democratization of Expert Knowledge" she investigated the processing of digital maps by non-professional users. Previously, she worked as a student assistant at the IWM from 2012 to 2013, where she conducted experiments on learning with 3D representations.

Julia Moritz holds a diploma degree in psychology (2014) from the University of Tübingen. During her studies, she focused on media and educational psychology as well as organizational psychology. After completing an internship in the user experience department at Robert Bosch GmbH, Julia continued working on user centered product development at Bosch, the University of Tübingen and Do UX GmbH.


Experiencing biodiversity - How nature research benefits from interactive web maps on your own doorstep

Former Projects

Democratization of expert knowledge: Map production and map use in new media landscapes

Articles in refereed Journals

Moritz, J., Meyerhoff, H. S., & Schwan, S. (2019). Control over spatial representation format enhances information extraction but prevents long-term learning. Journal of Educational Psychology. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/edu0000364 request document

Moritz, J., Meyerhoff, H. S., Meyer-Dernbecher, C., & Schwan, S. (2018). Representation control increases task efficiency in complex graphical representations. PLoS ONE, 13(4):e0196420. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0196420 Open Access

Moritz, J., Novak, M., & Schwan, S. (2018). Digitalisierung am Berg - Ersetzen digitale Angebote traditionelle Wanderkarten? Kartographische Nachrichten, 68(3), 134-140. request document

Chapters in Edited Books

Engeln, A., & Moritz, J. (2013). Auto der Zukunft für Ältere. In B. Schlag & H. Johannsen (Eds.), Schriftenreihe Mobilität und Alter Band 7 - Mobilität und Demographische Entwicklung (pp. 239-265). Köln: TÜV Media.

Conference Contributions

Wahl, J., Geidel, S., Hoyer, T., König, C., Moritz, J., Schwan, S., & Moser, J. (2018, June). Do we get „better“ data at national scale if we enhance feedback locally? - A trial with ornitho.de using interactive maps. Second International European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) Conference. Genf, Schweiz. [Poster]

Moritz, J., Novak, M. & Schwan, S. (2017, November). Digitalisierung am Berg - Ersetzen GPS und Online-Portale traditionelle Wanderkarten? Fachtagung Neogeographie – Kompetente Partizipation oder Illusion von Demokratisierung? Leipzig. [Vortrag]

Moritz, J., & Schwan, S. (2016, August). Interactivity in maps: The influence of presentation control on task performance. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). Special Interest Group (SIG) 6 & 7. Dijon, Frankreich. [Talk]

Moritz, J., & Schwan, S. (2016, September). Der Einfluss des Markierens bei interaktiven digitalen Karten. 50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Leipzig. [Vortrag]

Moritz, J., & Schwan S. (2016, March). Including facilitation functionality in training increases task effectiveness in test: Evidence from interactive map use. 58. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Heidelberg. [Talk]

Moritz, J., Meyer-Dernbecher, C., & Schwan, S. (2015, September). Adapting map organization to task requirements: How epistemic action facilitates map use. International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC). Rome, Italy. [Talk]

Moritz, J., & Engeln, A. (2014, Dezember). Ästhetik in der Produktwahrnehmung. GUI & Design. Berlin. [Vortrag]


Julia Moritz

Julia Moritz

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