RE-MAPPING

Original Louvre Map
Original Louvre Map

You'll notice there is a lot of information on this map. Notably, LEVEL ONE in France is always considered LEVEL ZERO, which can be confusing if you are not used to identifying the FIRST FLOOR as a SUB FLOOR (which zero implies)

Re-mapping tools
Re-mapping tools

Cutting up the map of the Louvre that dictated users navigate by level, I used notes and post-its and colored pens to visually indicate different meanings and highlight points of interest.

Louvre Map Re-engineered
Louvre Map Re-engineered

I rearranged the information to give users a linear path that also fused levels, showing how a visitor can move through the levels, wings and floors with as much ease as visually tracing the path itself.

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THE ORIGINAL LOUVRE MAP 

From conversations with visitors and my own notes on different paths and museum rooms, I cut up the official map of the Louvre in order to make sense of how people self-direct themselves through the space. The result is a prototype for an upcoming project.

TOOLS + METHOD

Using post-its and colored pens to visually indicate a path, I cut up the map and rearranged it to highlight points of interest, and show multiple levels at once.

THE FINAL PROTOYPE

A map that demonstrates the path, including all three wings of the museum (Richelieu, Sully and Denon), as well as points of interest and a dotted line for easy-to-follow routes and level-shifts.