Hi fellow cartographers !
Still trying to learn mapping and struggling at it
When I try to practice mapping on businesses I know, I quickly end up overwhelmed by a long list of users and a “never-ending” list of user needs (e.g. different profiles of clients, employees, partners, etc.). It makes my map difficult to read or to learn anything from.
I feel that sample maps from Simon book are duly simplified to convey learning. But I don’t know how to go from my unmanageable spaghetti map to the simple and enlightening one.
How to handle that ?
- Is my scope too broad ? (I tend to define the scope as a full business and market review )
- Should I filter out irrelevant users/needs on the go ? (but how long to go )
- Should I start with overly simplified (and wrong) map and add new users/needs on the go ?
- Should I enroll for Chris on-line course and stop asking crappy questions ?
All help and thought appreciated