Friday, December 09, 2005

Time vs. Distance

When shaping knowledge, you should always remember what use it will be put to.
An underground map, for example, should represent the following information:
  • connections between stations
  • time taken by a train between two stations
  • relative positioning of the stations over the city
Most maps do not answer to the time question, reflecting the view of the designer rather than the view needed by the user.  This london map considers time instead of space.

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