I would like to create a map of the web application that we are building at the company that I work at. I'd like to stress that it HAS to be physical, so not created digitally. I feel that paper, scissors and tacks don't get enough love.
What I have in my head is a sort of 'detective board' like so:
I want to do this to create a shared sense of what we have and add 'clues' or in our case 'ideas' to certain elements of what is currently there. I'd start out with screenshots of all of our screens and combining them in the central area of the board. I imagine then connecting elements (with strings perhaps) that relate to each other (through user flows for example, or shared design elements or actors that make use of them).
Has anyone done or seen something like this? I have trouble finding out more about it. I have found things like Creating a customer journey map and then elaborating it which is certainly useful, but more focused on other things than the current screens (more about persona's, user flows only, etc.). Which is fine and it may be far more fruitful not to focus on current screens.
Some questions about this:
- Has anyone seen something like this done for web applications/SaaS products before?
- What would you call this (to aid my Google detecting on the subject)?
- What do you think about it?
- Can you offer some alternatives maybe?