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Speaking on Map Design: Advanced University Modules

Lectures and course materials for my two advanced modules offered via the University of Essex are here. Check the dates of lectures and handouts. If they are from the previous academic year then they are due for reworking.


Vignelli Map
PS499 Transit Maps: Past, Present, & Future

A unique course that drills down deep on one topic and offers a genuinely multidisciplinary perspective. Our exploration of transit maps encounters art, design, architecture, politics, economics, psychology, computer science and usability testing. Learn about
the history and context of transit maps, their effectiveness from the point of view of a psychologist, and how to evaluate their success.


L&L Map
PS452 Intelligent Behaviour

Here we explore human, machine and animal intelligence, looking at key issues across domains. Not necessarily map related, nonetheless it is possible to draw intricate attractive state-space maps for some puzzles. The age-old questions of whether the human mind and a digital computer might be equivalent in any way, and also how and why human and animal minds differ, are endlessly fascinating.