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Are Our Transit Maps Tricking Us? - @JessicaGross

Are Our Transit Maps Tricking Us? - @JessicaGross | Mapmakers | Scoop.it

   Subway maps distort the reality on the ground for all kinds of reasons. In order to play to our cognitive capacities and honor basic rules, there’s no choice but to distort maps. The thing is, we humans are always using heuristics to make decisions, public transit choices included.

   Everyone might know a map "works," but we don’t necessarily know how it's working on us. When we plan out a route, we consider tons of factors: distance, travel time, number of transfers, walking time, waiting time, direction, reliability, level of crowding, operating hours, cost, seat availability, aesthetics, and more. So what happens when we make decisions based on inaccurate maps?

  In the end it might be attractive to distort the maps a little bit further, in order to change the User Experience and Behavior. It might be cheaper to change peoples brain than their so called reality  .. (p(re))framing their lives ..      

 
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Ordnance Survey Blog » All of a Twitter about mapping

Ordnance Survey Blog » All of a Twitter about mapping | Mapmakers | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what we get up to at Ordnance Survey on a daily basis?
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Customer Experience Map – Redux - Mel Edwards @skewiff

Customer Experience Map – Redux - Mel Edwards @skewiff | Mapmakers | Scoop.it

   Mel Edwards is a service designer, design strategist, information designer, formerly based in Wellington, New Zealand, now based in Canberra, Australia.

   She is focused on introducing and embedding service design to public sector organisations and building the practice as a sustainable capability.

   Here you can find her updated high-res version of a customer experience map: http://desonance.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/cxexample_highres_desonance.pdf

 
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On Google Maps: Afghanistan, Brought to You by India

On Google Maps: Afghanistan, Brought to You by India | Mapmakers | Scoop.it

Until a few months ago, if you logged onto Google Maps and searched for Kabul, Afghanistan, all you’d find were two major intersecting roads and some scattered neighborhood names. Not much, really. But that’s all changed.

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