This map is my practice based design project. It involved creating a new design of the public transport map (BRT Khon Kaen) for Khon Kaen city. Collaborative and participatory design concepts are pres...
ented in this Art work. Both concepts can be used to present the voice of stakeholders within the community who played a central role in my design process. The human factors that formed the knowledge base of the community were critical to providing the challenging ideas that created the identity sets of map symbols on our design prototype (map). The graphic details on the map features display the design materials which related to the local textile pattern that was represent to the routes design. The graphic materials such map symbols and an icon also represents “Isan” ways of life, folk wisdom, and culture. This design contribution expressed the cultural values and created a consistency between map readers and their background knowledge.
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