There are no standards for designing interactive digital maps for the indoors.
This was the primary challenge for my team at Mappedin. Having no previous design standards, we had the unique opportunity to start with a blank slate. How do we build the most intuitive, accessible and visually appealing maps for our users?
Our research objectives were as follows:
- Identify variables that we should consider when designing digital maps.
- Launch design surveys to understand how our maps perform on key variables.
- Understand what our users consider to be a 'good' map.
Our goal was to use the knowledge gained from this research to have quantitative feedback on hand during design reviews and project consultations with our customers.