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Posts made in May, 2013

Your Chance to Weigh in on DC Metro Map Design

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Directional Sense, maps, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Your Chance to Weigh in on DC Metro Map Design

The Washington DC Metro is redesigning its colorful map and has taken the wonderful step of seeking and heeding customer feedback! If you’re a DC-area resident (or visitor) who uses the Metro and wants to help make its map more user-friendly, feel free to weigh in.   Here are links to two articles describing the Metro map design process and changes that have already been...

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“Directional Sense” wins a 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Book awards, Directional Sense | 0 comments

“Directional Sense” wins a 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award

Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around, by Janet R. Carpman and Myron A. Grant, published by the Institute for Human Centered Design, is the winner of a 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the “Self Help” category.  Directional Sense was also named as a Finalist in the “How To” category.  Awards were presented at the Harvard Club of New York City on May 29, 2013. Directional Sense is a guidebook for the directionally challenged, offering friendly,...

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Google Offers Free, Online Course All About Maps

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Directional Sense, Directionally challenged, maps, Tips for the Directionally Challenged | 0 comments

Google Offers Free, Online Course All About Maps

Attention- all directionally challenged people and map geeks alike! Google has just announced that it will offer a free, two-week, online course to teach you all about the  new Google Maps, Maps Engine Lite, and Google Earth. If you’ve always been intimidated by maps — even the online variety– this is a terrific opportunity to learn how to use Google’s great mapping products. The course is self-directed, so you should be able to take it at your own pace.  And if...

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Maps as Virtual Assistants?

Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Directional Sense, Directionally challenged, Finding your way as you drive, maps, parking, smartphones, Tips for the Directionally Challenged, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Maps as Virtual Assistants?

If you’re directionally challenged, you may think of paper maps as adding confusion to your already turned-around world. But it’s time to reconsider how maps can be an integral – and enormously helpful – part of your life. An article by Ed Parsons, a geospatial technologist at Google, describes how future digital maps – like a good personal assistant – will help with your daily activities by giving you automatic, integrated information about weather, traffic, parking, alternate...

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