We Mapped Our Adventures

We Mapped Our Adventures - student project

I love that maps are timeless even if they're out of date.

I know I'm a bit behind in everything, but I'm hoping to finally create a map to correspond to a Florence guide I made years ago. I studied there while in college and even though I was only there for three months, it quickly became a second home. My guide is by no means comprehensive or a proclamation to have the very best of anything. Instead, it's a compilation of my favorites I found by happenstance-- places I enjoyed, and places I hope you'll enjoy, too.

A Hand-Drawn Map

We Mapped Our Adventures - image 1 - student project

Questions to Consider

  • Why am I making this map? It's been a long time coming. This class is the boost I've been waiting for.
  • Why am I the expert to create this map? I'm the expert not because I'm an expert on Florence, but because I'm an expert on the things I love about Florence.
  • Who is my target audience? Friends, family, and anyone who'd like to see my perspective of Florence.
  • Do I want my final project to be printed or digital? How is it going to be used/held? What other constraints do I need to keep in mind moving forward? My first priority is to make this digital, as that'll be the easiest way to share it. Beyond that, I'd love to have a printable version (perhaps in postcard form?) so it's easy to travel with.
  • What level of detail do I need to include? There are so many twisty, tiny roads in Florence, it'll be really difficult to be extremely precise. I'd like to stick to landmarks and major streets. The map itself can be pretty simple as there's already an accompanying guide with details.