Maps. They make everything a little bit better. They have the capacity to turn confusing and unimaginable information into visual masterpieces of understanding. And when we can see the information, we’re more likely to do something useful with it.
“references to celestial bodies have been found in cave paintings around the world” – maps and cartography date back to a possible 8000 years, this shows that even early humans could use maps and follow direction. With this information, it reinforces my use of maps, this is because I have discovered that maps, like pictograms, date back to early human history, this means that they are simple and easy to understand, possibly making it easy for other extraterrestrial life to understand.
Image from ‘The Information Design Handbook’ by Jenn and Ken Visocky O Grady