Simon goes on about maps having direction and distance.
I was putting a mains extension lead into a drawer when I realised that the drawer below already had a mains extension in it. So I put the two together. But into which drawer?
This pedestal has four drawers and that reminded me of the four areas of wardley mapping.
In true simon wardley manner I could use these areas to map storage for filing, projects, equipment, tools, etc.
For years I’ve tried to use mind maps to organise my “stuff”. But a mind map is a hierarchy and that has no direction. Position is meaningless.
Taking my four drawer pedestal as a metaphor for Wardley mapping I should have.
- odd notes, ideas in the top drawer
- one off, in the second drawer
- things that I use repeatedly (proposal templates) in the third drawer
- utilities, tools in the bottom drawer
Can you think of other ways to use the phases of wardley mapping in the physical world?