• Mental Maps Assignment

    Author(s):
    Alberto Giordano
    Editor(s):
    Diana S. Sinton
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Design
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Mapping, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Getting started, Visualization, Multimodal, Digital pedagogy
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/18g4-6764
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Most people are familiar with maps that depict phenomena that exist in our visual and physical world: roads, buildings, mountains, rivers. To be useful in a range of humanistic subjects, maps—as visual and graphic representations—must also accommodate subjects that are more challenging to represent, such as attitudes and beliefs. This introductory assignment for a class in mapmaking asks students to clarify and articulate their notions of residential desirability and then design icons or symbols to be placed on the map that would represent those feelings. Using mapping as a means of non-text-based communication, students must think through how graphic representations evoke sentiments as well as be sensitive to effective visual communication for a range of audiences. Novices to mapping may find digital tools limiting for creative expression.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial
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