Take the Bus to the California Academy of Sciences
You might notice that this map looks a lot similar to the Take the Bus to the Court map. That’s because they’re cousins. After I created that tennis court map and wrote this IDEO article about the project, a woman named Esther who works for the California Academy of Sciences reached out wondering if she could design a similar map visualizing how to take the bus from various San Francisco elementary schools to the Academy of Sciences. By the time I was done teaching her how to make a similar map, I’d accidentally created the map myself. This one visualizes public elementary schools. Meanwhile, Esther is finishing a related map that shows how to take the bus from the various private elementary schools around the city.
Oh, and this map isn’t fictional!