Evaluation Tools

Evaluation Tools

Gigamaps are rich and dense information representations. To work with such semi-organised complexities and develop the ideas within and to work with the interventions or innovations derived from the ZIP-analysis and the creative process, we must use a series of...
Layered Scenario Mapping

Layered Scenario Mapping

Layered scenario mapping is a technique used to gain insight into the ‘situation one designs for’. It is a systemic technique and emphasises presenting information in different layers going from an overview to very detailed information. The technique proposes a...
Reinventing the Wheel

Reinventing the Wheel

02.03.2013 “Reinventing the wheel” has come up – especially when people compare gigamapping to mind-mapping. This made me ask what it means to reinvent the wheel, and what kind of wheel is gigamapping? People ask what differentiates SOD and gigamapping...
Very Rapid Learning Processes

Very Rapid Learning Processes

Very rapid learning processes (VRLP) is an approach and practice that makes the designer able to enter new areas for design in both a humble and courageous way VRLPs are conducted by designers who use SOD to deal with complexity. It is a technique to learn a new field...
How to Gigamap

How to Gigamap

There are some useful rules of thumb for how to gigamap that have emerged through producing gigamaps and instructing students and professionals.

ZIP-Analysis: Zoom-Innovation-Potential

ZIP-Analysis: Zoom-Innovation-Potential

ZIP-analysis is a simple method for developing gigamaps and finding potential areas for interventions, innovations and ideas. ZIP stands for zoom, innovation (idea, intervention, innovation) and potential (problem or ‘painpoint’). The ZIP-analysis maps below provide...
Gigamapping Discussion

Gigamapping Discussion

This gigamapping discussion is the transcript of an email exchange between George and Birger Sevaldson. The discussion was based on the map “Age-related Obesity Trends and Factors.” Are there also ideas embedded in this complex visual structure that may be...
Gigamaps are designed artefacts

Gigamaps are designed artefacts

Gigamaps are designed artefacts – they are not meant to be an accurate record of complex systems “out there.” When working with gigamapping, one works with information as a designer in a constructivist way. What is gigamapping? When gigamapping, the information is...
Why gigamaps are fuzzy

Why gigamaps are fuzzy

Most of infographics have an intention to sort, frame, tame and simplify information so as to make it accessible for anybody. Evaluating gigamapping as we practice it according to these criteria misses the point.

Gigamap Gallery

Gigamap Gallery

The gigamap gallery includes work from AHO, HIALS, NTNU, HIOA, and advanced students from Estonia Technical University in Tallin, Chalmers in Sweden, OCADU, Canada and IIT, India and other places and by professionals around the Oslo area. Gigamaps are process...