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    AC4D design library worksheet concept map AC4D design library worksheet concept map Presentation Transcript

    • Concept Mapping About this activity: Before Starting This Activity: A concept map is a representation of a system that sacrifices accuracy for comprehensibility. It is a tool for sensemaking. 1 2 Preparation: None 4 Identify relationships; these are qualitative and require interpretation. Free Facetime Computer Limited ACROSS FaceBook Connection Remote Locations Phone Texting IS EFFECTIVE THRU A Emails Work Mobile Device Personal Mobile Remote Log Computers Intimidation Devices SUCH AS EQUIP WITH Phones Video Chat Computer Facetime Free Limited SUCH AS Google+ 5 Identify the main branches of the map. Use frequency of connections, as well as common sense. Create the backbone or structure of the map so that it makes a cohesive sentence. Fill in the rest of the structure. • • • • • • • • • Google+ Vid. Chat Takes 5-6+ hours · 8.5 x 11 Paper · Sharpie Markers · Post-It Notes Draw out the frame in a bubble diagram. Label each bubble using the most common terms from the matrix. Connect the nodes using lines. Think of the nodes as nouns in a sentence. A Concept Map: Work Skype Is an individual and/or group activity Materials required: Draw your diagram in this box Devices Intimidation Remote Log Required: Participants must have a collection of terms, themes, or a transcript from a contextual interview. The data can be in a narrative form or a random collection of words and phrases. 3 Create empty matrix, plotting the words against themselves. Mobile Personal Work Emails Texting Phone Connection FaceBook Vid. Chat Google+ Skype Create a matrix showing the relations of terms. Identify the main elements that make up the system; lean on your contextual research to understand the words that matter most to users. Activity Details: Skype Visualizes both the forest and the trees Rarely has a “beginning” and “end” Helps people find their way Provides direction and instruction Forces selectivity, abstraction, prioritization and hierarchy Is visual (a tool for perception) Is semantic (a tool for cognition) Represents the user’s mental model of a how a system might work Can also represent the designer’s manifest model of how a system might appear 6 Relate the nodes using verbs and other parts of a sentence (verbs, adverbs, prepositions). Your goal is to create a visual/verbal narrative structure.
    • Concept Mapping Think Make Structure your diagram, list your terms, draw relations. Visualize your map of ideas in a bubble diagram or other type of process model. Draw your diagram in this box