Before you start:
This wizard will take about 3 minutes and will help you to determine your
project goals and constrains by asking you 22 project related questions.
As a result MAPS will reward you with a detailed roadmap for your project.
Please take this time if you are new to MAPS.
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Do you aim to improve an existing product and/or service?
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Do you aim to explore a new product and/or service?
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Does your project require different disciplines, professionals and/or domains of knowledge?
Yes, because of its inherent transdisciplinarity which requires a systemic support.
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Must you consider more than one of the factors: technological, social, economical, political and human?
Yes, because of the hybrid complex character of the design project (human and non-human actors, hard and soft facts, etc.) involved
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Is the aim of your project clearly defined?
No, because of the fuzzy boundaries between the artefact to be designed and its contexts (form – medium).
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Can your project be easily broken down into tasks and sub-tasks?
Yes, because of the (near-) decomposability of the design project.
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Do you need scientific knowledge for your project?
Yes, this is the primary aim.
Yes, it is essential for the problem setting.
No, because we know it already.
No, it is irrelevant.
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Does your project take place in the contrived setting, such as the laboratory?
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Does your project take place in natural setting, such as user’s home, or the streets?
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Do you want to generate a variety of new products or services?
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Do you want to anticipate the future by building scenarios?
Yes, we need scenarios as learning instruments for dealing with future uncertainties.
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Do you want to predict or forecast future trends with precision?
Yes, we want to predict future states.
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Is it important to explore the uncertain future states?
No, the future will be an extrapolation of the present.
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Do you want a marketable product with little risk?
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Do you want a working prototype?
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Do you want a feasibility study?
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Do you want just concepts or ideas?
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In which domain(s) is your project situated or oriented?
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How is your project scheduled?
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How is your budget?
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Does your project require external parterns or external experts?
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What forms of data or information does your project need?