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:
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.....