Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Art and Design

First Advisor

Paul Bruski

Abstract

How does one indicate objects in a drawn map while they are traveling to a specific destination? How are these notations, which are frequently anecdotal in nature, understood by those who are not familiar with the environment? This two-phase study examines qualities of hand-drawn maps drawn by subjects while en-route towards a specific destination. Next, another participant (who is unfamiliar with the geographic area drawn on the map) tests the accuracy of the map and its notations as the participant navigates the route drawn on the map. Using categorical coding and content analysis of the items noted on the map, statistical analysis is used to find correlations of activities and landmarks along one's path in a Midwestern university campus and community.

Copyright Owner

Clifford J. Gentry

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

212 pages

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