Language has to be handle delicate when designing. In my case, MapMapker, symbols help to merge the disconnects that may arise due to language, using the legend and corresponding symbols on the map. Even if the legend is in certain language, with a basic symbol, the language disconnect is now connected and understandable. I can not think of any fields where overcoming language disconnects are this simple to overcome, but I am sure there are some. If merging language disconnect is as simple as MapMaker's, share some of your process, if not MapMaker would still love to hear from you. :-)
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I think an area that a lot people are weak in is their geographic literacy. I not talking about expert type things; I saying simple things like knowing the difference in North, South, East, and West. My question is what do think can be done in schools to make sure the next generation is more aware and competent in this area. My opinion from an Instructional Designer perspective would be to design curriculums that somehow integrates these skills at every grade level until senior year of high school. What do say...................?