The increased complexity of the world often requires hundreds of factors to be considered in a single decision. Mural-based information design allows decision makers to consider many different viewpoints, interrelationships and context in one consistent visual composition.
It facilitates seeing the Big Picture as well as needed detail, allowing us to communicate Big Ideas about complex issues like sustainability, health care, foreign policy, nuclear waste, defence etc..
By showing all the elements involved in an organized and visual fashion, even those outside of the loop have a fair chance to grasp the complexity of big issues.
It encourages a truly public debate - not only interaction between experts. It makes complex topics available to an interested public so that they too can partake in the public discourse.
MURAL-BASED INFORMATION DESIGN SHOWS THE BIG PICTURE AND NEEDED DETAIL
Why were Oregon jails the main providers of mental health services?
A Mess Map untangled the complexity.
What could multinational companies do to help reach a sustainable world?
A scenario map tracking the different issues and interventions helped.