The aim of this in-depth activity is for you to think about the appropriateness of different kinds of conceptual models that have been designed for similar physical and digital information artifacts.
Compare the following:
A paperback book and an ebook
A paper-based map and a smartphone map app
1.What are the main concepts and metaphors that have been used for each? (Think about the way time is conceptualized for each of them.)
2.How do they differ?
3. What aspects of the paper-based artifact have informed the digital app?
4.What is the new functionality?
5.Are any aspects of the conceptual model confusing? What are the pros and cons?