BADMap: A research project on graphic design and mapping

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS:, Online study for: U. Sheffield Students, 2024



I’m looking for University of Sheffield students (any level; any department) to fill out a short survey on graphic design and cartography. This can be done online, and should take about 20 minutes.

How to do the online survey yourself

  • By clicking the link below, you will be taken to a randomly allocated online trial which explores graphic design choices, cartography and knowledge retention.

  • You will be guided through a series of Google Forms where you will first look at a map, and then be asked a series of questions about the map.

  • Once you start answering questions about the map, do not return to look at the map (or take any notes about it beforehand, etc.).

  • You should conduct this survey on a computer. It would be useful in some cases to be able to zoom in a bit more on the map, which is difficult on a mobile device.

  • You will be asked a pseudo-anonymous ID at each stage. This will let us connect the answers together while maintaining anonymity. Please come up with a random combination (e.g. cat09; train329). This can be anything unique BUT PLEASE REMEMBER IT AND ENTER IT CONSISTENTLY FOR EACH ROUND OF MAPS YOU ARE LOOKING AT.</span>




Thanks for your support! And please share this widely across your U. Sheffield student networks.

Any issues or challenges, please email: