Mapping can be used to visualize a number of things that may seem intangible. A systems map can help designers and users better understand the way that systems work and who the stakeholders are. A mind map consists of signs, lines, words and drawings that are used in order to build a system of thoughts around a starting point. Maps can be used to help understand and visualize an iterative process, where precedents fall in relation to a current project, the theory of change that a design can bring about, progress and regression in an individual, group, or system, and much more. These maps have helped me throughout the process of my design and social work, both in terms of furthering a project and in terms of looking back and gaining insight.
PROJECTS USING MAPPING:
• THE NO BARRIERS PROJECT
• CRITICAL CREATURE CARDS
• DESTIGMATOLOGY MIND MAP
A Critical Creature Cards precedent map showing the current media landscape
and where those precedents fal in relation to the projects goals.
An insight map, showing the stages, prototypes, and iterations of a project, and what insights were gained at each point.