Lockdown has been tough in many ways, but it has also allowed us to put our heads down and pull together our latest publication, Explorers: Thoughts on Mapping in Design Research.
As a somewhat bleak winter looms, this project has been a source of fun, intrigue and light (it’s neon orange) for us at STBY. Like many who work in service design and design research, maps bring us a lot of joy. Over the past few months we have been researching and writing about mapping: what it means in design research and service design, how other disciplines approach mapping, and where peers are pushing boundaries. We have by no means doing this alone; generous contributors from around the globe have been exploring the topic with us and many of their mapping projects and thoughts are also featured. With maps of smells, elephant journeys, the Taiwan COVID-19 response, and forests of the future (plus many more!), we hope this publication will be a treasure trove for map lovers in our field and beyond.
You can buy a copy here.