Bio: S Pontis is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Visual communication. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 1 citations.
Topics: Visual communication
01 Oct 2009
TL;DR: The following stages for improving the creation of mappings are identified: 1) Multidisciplinary work teams 2) Organisation of information in a regular and systematic way 3) Adoption of a design method.
Abstract: The representation of complex information, whether scientific or from other areas, is being adapted for clearer understandings of, for example, how to obtain a better service or how to learn about specialized knowledge easily. Some authors (Zender and Crutcher, 2007) suggest the need of new tools to find a better solution to communicate those complex contents. In the recent years, mapping has become a way of making sense of things, with diagrams being an often used and effective visual tool for representing complex information. Mapping has been adopted to represent all kind of non-geographic narratives, from scientific projects to medical explanations (Owen, 2002). As part of a PhD research project we have identified the following stages for improving the creation of mappings: 1) Multidisciplinary work teams 2) Organisation of information in a regular and systematic way 3) Adoption of a design method