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The Pocket Universal Methods of Design by Bella Martin, Bruce Hanington

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006 Behavioral Mapping

Systematic visual documentation of location-based human activity

• This is used to document observable human activities and personal characteristics, interactions, time spent at fixed locations or in transit, and details of environmental context.

• A sketch map or architectural floor plan is used as the underlay for recording observations.

• Place-centered mapping is based on observations of all people and their interactions at a specific location.

• Individual-centered mapping follows the travel and activities of specific individuals over time and location, documenting their social behaviors and interactions.

• While typically completed in real time, mapping can involve time-lapse photography or video.

• Interviews or ...

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