Maxwell Roberts completed a BSc and PhD in psychology at the University of Nottingham, UK, and joined the University of Essex as a lecturer in 1993. Originally researching into logical reasoning and intelligence, his focus is now on schematic map usability and aesthetics. He creates challenging new designs and also tests their ease of use and people’s reactions to them. He has authored two books on map design, and his work has been exhibited in Germany, the USA, and the UK.
Maxwell RobertsRound in circles and back again: Simplicity, coherence, and the need for evidence-based design