Data from an Affinity Mapping mapping project. Students entering the UCF Library were invited to help redesign the Libraries web site by constructing Affinity Maps. The participants worked in groups ranging in size from 1 to 4 students who may or may not have known each other before the project. Participating students were provided with magnets pre-printed with terms and categories from the Libraries web pages. Students were instructed to select the terms which they thought should be on the Libraries web site and to organize the selected terms on a magnetic white board. Markers and blank magnets for their own ideas were available. Each completed Affinity Map was recorded with a digital camera (see photos). Students were also invited to complete a short survey and provide comments.
Information Technologies & Resources
Orlando (Main) Campus
Created from an affinity mapping project conducted as a precursor to a website redesign project in 2004. Reported on at EDUCAUSE 2004 and CIL
Hoeppner, Athena and Scharf, Meg, "An Affinity For Users: Data Set: Images of Affinity Maps" (2004). Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 845.