I am a runner.  I love to run.  I am constantly out looking for an interesting route, or running in an event somewhere.  I use software to plan the route and calculate the distance, and I use software to track where I ran and how far I went.  Maps!

Here is my first hand-drawn map for the class assignment:

Running - image 1 - student project

  • Why am I making this map? For fun? A client? A gift? To showcase my favorite places? Etc.

This first map is a very general look at my main running route.  The asterisk is my house, and the thicker line is how I go out.

  • Why am I the expert to create this map?

I live this map.

  • Who is my target audience?

With this map my target audience is my running friends.

  • Do I want my final project to be printed or digital? How is going to be used/held? What other constraints do I need to keep in mind moving forward? (Note type can be smaller on printed maps than when viewed on web)


  • What level of detail do I need to include? (Names, addresses, contact info, street names, website, hours, descriptions, color coding, etc.)

I like color coding where it makes sense.  Street names are good when they're not overwhelming.

  • Dear class, I need your help/expertise/guidance on how to.....