Urban Diagramming
2014, Archie's Press

Urban Diagramming

Area: Culture Civic Real estate

Type: Journalistic

Medium: Information Visualization Infographic

GPS's are hindering our ability to create mental maps of our surroundings. These maps aim to install a "Map from the Mind", simplifying structures and neighborhoods in the most efficient and beautiful way. I use widely agreed-upon neighborhoods and roads to create a skeleton of the city, offering an image that can help introduce the language of the landscape. The question starts with "What information do I need before I can begin to understand this city?". The answer can only be answered by the citizens, who are the architects of the information. I consult with them to ensure colloquial and psycho-geographical accuracy. Why circles? The shape provides a quickly-digestible sense of scale within the landscape. It's much easier to absorb information tucked into such a simple shape.


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  • Archambault, Archie - Archie's Press
  • Archambault, Archie - Archie's Press