What will I learn?


One of the oldest visual tools created by humans to make sense of the complexities of our world, maps are unique in their ability to synthesize data, convey meaning through spatial logic, and deliver information at high resolution. They are also incredible tools for communication, data sorting, and insight finding.

This is a hands-on, project-centered course where students will create maps to to synthesize complex information and also use maps as a tool for working on design problems.  Students will tackle three main projects and several shorter assignments. Perfect attendance is absolutely mandatory. Visit https://mapstomeaning.squarespace.com/ for examples of work created by previous students.

Teaching Team

Ashish Goel, d.school
Carissa Carter, d.school