Mapping the System
JASON TOAL - Learning + teaching technology
March 3, 2020
I promote and teach
Visual Thinking (design)
Sketch notes (education)
Graphic Facilitation and more.
CHallenge: Submit a visual map of your research
Map the System is a global competition that challenges you to think differently about social and environmental change.
2018: Winners and finalists
2019: Winners and finalists
Map Types: There are manY
Nielsen Norman Group
World Leaders in Research-Based User Experience
How to find the best visual analogy?
Follow there 5 principles:
1. It looks familiar to most of people
2. It has a structure
3. It matches your narrative’s structure
4. It is visible (something that can be seen)
5. It is visual (something that is easy to see)
The key to communicating visually is finding ubiquitous visual symbols that need no verbal explanation.
The work of Edward Tufte
- Enhances memory
- Improves understanding
- Text, IMAGES, Structure
- Treatement of words as IMAGES
- IMAGES are recognizable forms
What is a 'jam'?
...a process of rapidly brainstorming and prototyping
Icon jam instructions
Number your index cards (#1 - #?)
Wait for prompt
Draw for 30 seconds
Stories in 4 parts
- 4 panels
- 4 icons