'IIT Bombay Campus Map - The re-designing of the map'
29 km from away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, lies IIT Bombay campus at Powai. It is spread across an area of 550 acres and is a microcosm of sorts. Serene and pleasant as it may seem with its green environs, a first time visitor may be overwhelmed, trying to find his way around the campus. IIT Bombay campus did have a map. But we thought it could be improved on many levels, be it content or representation. With this in mind began the journey of re-designing the IIT Bombay campus map to make it more comprehensible.
We believe a map is a dialogue that takes place between the user and the information present on the map. It is therefore, critical that this information gets conveyed effectively, without external help.
There should be zero ambiguity and maximum clarity in a map. It roughly took us 4 months to design this map. We continue to refine it based on feedback we have been receiving.