Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Art and Design
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.
Clifford J. Gentry
Gentry, Clifford J., "Maps of routes to destinations and their utility for direction giving" (2012). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 12790.