Exploration #2–Katherine Salerno

My map is of a first-floor tour of the Farmer School of Business. Tomorrow morning, I have to give a tour to a prospective student, so I thought it would be helpful to map out the building. Though I have been there many times before and know the building very well, the prospective student does not. It will be his/her first time in the FSB and I would like to show him/her everything it has to offer. The blank/white spaces are represented by black boxes. These black boxes stand for rooms that I am not allowed to show because classes are in session. Overall, these are not rooms that the prospective student would spend much time in anyways. The blue boxes are rooms that I will show on the tour. The yellow circles stand for students and the orange stand for teachers. There are more yellow circles on this floor because students are the ones who spend most of their time on this floor. Faculty offices are on the second and third floors, so those would be populated with an overwhelming amount of orange circles.

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5 Responses

  1. From Hilary Durot: “When viewing this map the use of color and size really stands out to me. The most restricted areas are signified by the darkest color black, often a color associated with warning or danger or something you know you should stay away from. I like that the different colored dots not only portrayed students and teachers so you could see the different ratios of where students are but also showed the most populated areas compared to the less populated areas. Again size played a role when portraying the different size of the classrooms. Katherine did a good job labeling all the entrances and exits and using the colors that justify the areas (black for restrictions red for exits and green space for the courtyard.”

  2. Kayley Kosik’s Comment:

    I think this map would be helpful for someone visitng FSB for the first time. The dots representing people (students/professors) depict the social spaces within the building serve as points of interest for prospective students. However, I think their could be a distinction between classrooms as a space within FSB and places for students to pass their time in between classes.

  3. This map is easy to read with the bright colors and the map key at the top. FSB is a really big building, and is easy to get lost in, but this map makes it easier for someone who does not go into FSB that often. The bright colors represent places that students often go, whereas the black boxes symbolize places that are closed off. The color choice was very fitting, because your eyes are drawn to the bright colors, and the entrances and exits are marked with the color red, indicating importance.

  4. From Jessica Jeon:
    This is definitely useful for the purpose of illustrating FSB to a prospective student or a freshman. The colors are very helpful in categorizing the different areas of space. The only thing that I would change about this map would be to add a key or legend within the map so that a viewer could easily distinguish different pieces of the map the second that they look at it. Overall, the map serves the purpose very well and it turned out to be a very organized and color map.

  5. From Jacklyn Apostolik – The Farmer School of Business map is really interesting to me because I am a Mass Com major and have never had a class in that building. I have heard so many great things about this building by housemates, friends and classmates but I have never experienced it myself. I know that FSB is one of the buildings that Miami is so proud of so a tour guide would know the rooms that Miami is even more proud of. It makes it interesting to see where the students gather most of the time as well as the basic layout of the building.

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