The project is based on interdisciplinary communication and collaboration of cartographers, psychologists, pedagogues and IT experts. The project allows us to find answers to questions about how the different characteristics of models and different user interfaces influence the effectiveness of “communicating information” — e.g. the degree of understanding, the effectiveness of learning and follow-up decisions when solving experimental tasks. The proposed research design is focused on the research of basal cognitive processes and it also tends to conduct behavioural research on more complex levels in the perspective of pedagogical sciences. On the one hand, there will be compared alternative techniques of cartographic visualization in different user interfaces (UI) and on the other hand, there will be examined the behaviour of individuals and the effectiveness of learning in cooperative learning virtual environments.