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“GIGA-mapping is creating an “information cloud” from which the designer can derive innovative solutions.

While infographics are mostly occupied with communicating information to a passive audience, visualization in GIGA-mapping intends to be applied in processes as well as for communication and involves participation and collective production of information.

Systems Oriented Design [SOD] brings together these different design and systems practices with Critical Systems Thinking, foresight and scenario thinking. Visualization in design is used for representation, drawing sketches and renderings of possible solutions.

More recently visualization in design has been inspired by information visualization and visualization of dynamic actions like e.g. service design blue prints and story boards. Most of these applications and other uses of diagramming in design do have specific limitations to theme and scope. Service design blue prints are mostly framed by the emerging disciplinary boundaries.

Information visualisation as a field is almost entirely concerned with communication and less with processes. The complexity of a problem can be mapped out and visualized. Structures of systems and processes can be diagrammed. Very valuable are the tentative iterative “not-alwaysknowingwhat- one-is-doing” states of sketching and visualisation.

Boundaries are needed to frame the system. They define the simplified and manageable framework for the design intervention. GIGA-mapping and a systems oriented approach is very useful for extreme learning situations. It helps to map out the knowledge field early, to jump-start targeted quick research and to start with establishing the expert network early. GIGAmapping helps to take an active role with the experts and to pose well-grounded questions. It also helps to make scenarios for problems one might face ahead.

In conclusion, GIGA-maps are rich multi-layered design artefacts that integrate systems thinking with designing as a way of developing and internalizing an understanding of a complex field.” Birger Sevaldson

Prevention Landscape



The prevention landscape consists of different stakeholders and situations that are involved in sexual crimes. These include places where sexual crimes are committed the most, like public spaces like parks and streets, pubs and also homes [which surprisingly is the most common, even though the media gives another impression.]

Also there are crime preventive entities like Kråd, Natteravnene, and the Police. We also wanted to included the fear of crime, and we visualize that through out the survey we performed at AHO with 106 female student that provided us with those insights.



The Crime Analysts at the Police meets every friday in the Sentrum Police Station with Natteravnene, bar owners, body guards and taxi representatives to talk about the main concerns in the nightlife in Oslo. They try to synchronize efforts and share their concerns. This is a great initiative to get a lot of actors in society to collaborate and prevent nightlife crimes together.



Party-related rapes are connected to parties and an outdoor life in the city. The rapes are often linked to young adults in the weekends, especially after a party, on their way home, on an after-party and at sleep-overs.

Many of the victims who have reported party-related rapes to the police describe the incident with blurry memories and blackouts. Most of these types of reports describe that the victims have been drugged and the consumption of alcohol is highly involved.

Response landscape


The response landscape consists of a typical user journey after a sexual crime, involving all the actors that help with the recovery of the victim [in terms of emotional, health and legal recovery]. We first of all involve the different types of transport systems a victim uses to get help. The victim can chose where to go after an assault, but the most common places are the hospital, the police station or home [or a safe private place.]

The first place a victim should go, is the Sexual Assault Center at the Oslo Emergency Hospital, where he/ she can get emotional and health support. Then the journey is to go to the lawyer and then the Police Station if legal charges are pressed.



We are analyzing the different touch points that a victim may use to get help. An ambulance, a police car, a private car or a taxi.



This is the medical examination suite where victims of sexual assault are examined to see if they are injured. It is also optional to do a forensic medical examination.



If victims decide to report the sexual crime to the police, they will be asked to go to the police station.



In the police station, the victims will go to a private interrogation room.



Victims that seek further counseling support can go to Dixi Resource Center.