Infographic: Mental Maps

18” x 24”
Infographic poster resulting from a time-restricted drawing exercise

In an exercise meant to spontaneouly measure geographical knowledge, a class of undergraduate college students were asked to sketch a world map with 5 minutes time and no reference image.
The drawn maps are shown in the top half of the poster, alongside a series of metrics by which the maps were analyzed. The lower half of the poster shows trends and patterns that appear in the maps, such as country frequency and number of continents drawn.

Template given to participants for sketching

Detail – collected data

Detail – data analysis

Full poster – 18” x 24”


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