12 January 2012

Visual representations of stakeholders mapping and development scenarios

Mapping Architectural Controversies research project at the Manchester School of Architecture provides an interesting applied example of stakeholder mapping, categorization and analysis in relations to different development scenarios. Their simulation is a dynamic representation as interests and stakeholders shift over time as the project evolves. The project utilizes basic computer modeling techniques to make sense of and display the relationships and priorities of those driving complex projects, as well as those affected by them. Interesting is also the categorization of actors in: individuals, institutional and non human.