Mapping with communities: Putting learning into practice   <ul><ul><li>Chris Perkins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Univer...
1. The Community Mapping Project <ul><li>Funded by Neighbourhood Renewal Money through the Joint Health Unit of the City C...
Mapping the city  from below <ul><ul><li>healthy living </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep technology as simple as possible <...
Maps and lifestyle <ul><li>Social process </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering </li></ul><ul><li>C...
Our project  <ul><li>evaluated possible source material </li></ul><ul><li>explored how the mapping process might be </li><...
<ul><ul><li>Numerous external participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>community links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local aut...
<ul><li>Identify the routes </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on design that works </li></ul><ul><li>Map the routes and identify pr...
2. Methods <ul><li>Analyse existing maps </li></ul><ul><li>Involve the community </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot maps </li></ul><u...
Analysing existing designs <ul><li>Map evaluation matrix </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria  e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usability ...
Community involvement <ul><li>Who </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyclists (and potential cyclists) / Walkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
(re-) cycling
3. Case studies to illustrate methods
<ul><ul><li>Aimed at student staff and other employees  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Content and design of pilots
Content and design of pilots
Paper map prototype
Fitting design to product
Student and staff ‘ ranges ’
Photos NOT maps
Photos NOT maps
Photos NOT maps
Symbolic change
Symbolic change
Text placement and alignment
Corporate colours
Corporate colours
Final staff design
Final student design
Walking <ul><li>Apply cycling design model to different context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100 routes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
The variety of walking
The variety of walking
 
Changing gear from commuting to leisure <ul><li>Extend case study to </li></ul><ul><li>More routes </li></ul><ul><li>City ...
4. Lessons from methods <ul><li>Collaboration  </li></ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Targ...
5. Products <ul><li>Web </li></ul><ul><li>Hard Copy </li></ul><ul><li>Scales </li></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul>
Web site <ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul...
<ul><li>Mix of product and process </li></ul><ul><li>Product </li></ul><ul><ul><li>downloadable .pdf files </li></ul></ul>...
Small scale web-served overviews serving as indexes Walks
Cycle routes Small scale web-served overviews serving as indexes
Large scale mapping of specific sites or routes <ul><ul><li>Ours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Campus cycling </li></ul><...
Large scale mapping of specific sites or routes <ul><ul><li>Ours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Campus cycling facilities ...
Other peoples: hot-linked Pace Stepping Out Clayton Vale
Complement other mapping: don’t duplicate
4. Conclusions <ul><li>Ongoing process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology allows fluidity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Negotiation...
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    1. 1. Mapping with communities: Putting learning into practice <ul><ul><li>Chris Perkins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The University of Manchester </li></ul></ul>The project: Methods, products and results
    2. 2. 1. The Community Mapping Project <ul><li>Funded by Neighbourhood Renewal Money through the Joint Health Unit of the City Council over two years </li></ul><ul><li>September 2004 – September 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Manchester-wide remit </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to the people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cycle, walk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commute, leisure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work, home </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Mapping the city from below <ul><ul><li>healthy living </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep technology as simple as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mapping to change behaviour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>communities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>decision makers </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Maps and lifestyle <ul><li>Social process </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering </li></ul><ul><li>Context matters </li></ul>
    5. 5. Our project <ul><li>evaluated possible source material </li></ul><ul><li>explored how the mapping process might be </li></ul><ul><li>employed to change lifestyles </li></ul><ul><li>devised appropriate methodologies in a case study of Manchester </li></ul><ul><li>focused on the iterative design and collaboration </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Numerous external participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>community links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local authority sponsoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Researchers collating negotiating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SED Carto Unit map design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>internal collaboration </li></ul></ul>Who was involved
    7. 7. <ul><li>Identify the routes </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on design that works </li></ul><ul><li>Map the routes and identify problem areas </li></ul><ul><li>Publish as paper copy and on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Test and change the design </li></ul>
    8. 8. 2. Methods <ul><li>Analyse existing maps </li></ul><ul><li>Involve the community </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot maps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Analysing existing designs <ul><li>Map evaluation matrix </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size / scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Format / layout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best practice? </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Community involvement <ul><li>Who </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyclists (and potential cyclists) / Walkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport planners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental officers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ordnance Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeated focus groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key respondent interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Base map annotation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Routes and facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructural need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design suggestions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manchester-wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work-place and leisure </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. (re-) cycling
    12. 12. 3. Case studies to illustrate methods
    13. 13. <ul><ul><li>Aimed at student staff and other employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cycling Maps </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Content and design of pilots
    15. 15. Content and design of pilots
    16. 16. Paper map prototype
    17. 17. Fitting design to product
    18. 18. Student and staff ‘ ranges ’
    19. 19. Photos NOT maps
    20. 20. Photos NOT maps
    21. 21. Photos NOT maps
    22. 22. Symbolic change
    23. 23. Symbolic change
    24. 24. Text placement and alignment
    25. 25. Corporate colours
    26. 26. Corporate colours
    27. 27. Final staff design
    28. 28. Final student design
    29. 29. Walking <ul><li>Apply cycling design model to different context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100 routes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Larger scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different community involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out the web for progress </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. The variety of walking
    31. 31. The variety of walking
    32. 33. Changing gear from commuting to leisure <ul><li>Extend case study to </li></ul><ul><li>More routes </li></ul><ul><li>City wide </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure </li></ul>
    33. 34. 4. Lessons from methods <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Targeting </li></ul><ul><li>Tensions </li></ul>
    34. 35. 5. Products <ul><li>Web </li></ul><ul><li>Hard Copy </li></ul><ul><li>Scales </li></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul>
    35. 36. Web site <ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul>http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/mapping
    36. 37. <ul><li>Mix of product and process </li></ul><ul><li>Product </li></ul><ul><ul><li>downloadable .pdf files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash-based mapping </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Links and publications </li></ul>
    37. 38. Small scale web-served overviews serving as indexes Walks
    38. 39. Cycle routes Small scale web-served overviews serving as indexes
    39. 40. Large scale mapping of specific sites or routes <ul><ul><li>Ours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Campus cycling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flash-based </li></ul></ul></ul>
    40. 41. Large scale mapping of specific sites or routes <ul><ul><li>Ours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Campus cycling facilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PDF </li></ul></ul></ul>
    41. 42. Other peoples: hot-linked Pace Stepping Out Clayton Vale
    42. 43. Complement other mapping: don’t duplicate
    43. 44. 4. Conclusions <ul><li>Ongoing process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology allows fluidity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Negotiation negotiation negotiation </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement engages, ownership prolongs </li></ul><ul><li>Political influence </li></ul><ul><li>Real world matters </li></ul><ul><li>Practice makes perfect? </li></ul>

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