Quick cognitive maps for small groups

Cognitive Mapping

Even in a small group setting, equal contribution among members can be tough. To get a fair spread of effort from everyone, Prof. Halavais handed out three pieces of paper to each one of us and had us write a meaningful question on each piece for our time-strapped online gaming survey. By laying out the various ideas on a big table, we were able to form clusters of relevant concepts which we could then refine and use as foundations for our overall “Gamer self vs Real self” research. I love these kinds of quick mapping techniques as they actually produce fast results.