Blog 9 – Visual documentation of the brainstorming session

On week 6, we worked individually to compose the specific problem. My issues question is ” how to let people understand the importance of biodiversity and how biodiversity effect our daily life. As I mentioned in blog 8, the relationship between human daily life and biodiversity is a linked system. Biodiversity keep our farming land ecosystem balance, and farming products are necessities for our lives.

The following is a visual documentation of our brainstorm process based our findings through past weeks.


The first map is talking about a question ” why biodiversity is important?”. I mapped 3 main reasons for this question which is “biodiversity keeps ecosystem balance” providing human daily necessities” and ” inspiration of human thinking”. I mapped some facts to support my opinion, Biodiversity is really important.

The second map shows the some facts about how biodiversity linked to human daily life from food supply, industry and human health 3 aspects. there are many detailed information to expound the my issue.

The last map is based on 5 questions of “what” “where””how””why””when”, I make it more like a simple research summary of my past weeks work. Biodiversity is closed linked to human’s lives and this ecosystem changed start from when it existing, but human activity is making it speeding and unacceptable. IT is why human need to pay more attention on this issue and think about solution.


The strength of mapping out this question is about logical relationship between biodiversity and human lives. Because there are broad example able to researched with very clear standpoints and factual basis, I m able to select the most useful information from  huge database. These information primly support me to mapping around my issue. And also, after sharing my opinion to my group members, all of them are agree with “biodiversity is very important to human lives”, which means most people have same viewpoint about this issues. This is easy for me to get positive feedback for my design project.

The weakness of mapping is although I got huge number of research and information, but most of them have the same viewpoint and theoretical foundation, that means it is hard to investigate deeply about this problem. Also, after past weeks work, I realized if people would to  work with this issue deeply, they need some certain professional  knowledge on this area to support research. So, I feel actually all my research still floating on the surface. For example, working on this issues is like easy to understand 1-10, but it is going to be difficult to understand 10-100.