Force Maps

Force maps are graphical representations of the positive (+ = supportive factors) and negative (- = tensions) relationships between the key elements in a design challenge. The map helps to identify and hopefully resolve some of the tensions.

Yishay Mor, yishay.mor (at) provides several good examples on the Learning Design Grid Force Map page (a collaborative Google site)

Example 1

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Example 2

force map 2