Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Notes on Aris Venetikidis

From this: http://www.ted.com/talks/aris_venetikidis_making_sense_of_maps.html

Cognitive maps - how we make places out own.

1. Brain makes linear/90 degree angles
2. Attach emotion and memory
3. Create symbols - - landmarks - markers of meaning - we abstract, repeat experiences & recognise them

We move along linear routes and our minds straighten roads.
What you draw does not resemble a street map - it's a visual construct, a schematic.
Rules of schematic design (clean up corridors, straighten things)
The language of wayfinding in our minds - simplification, geographical distortion, omissions

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