Introduction to Systems and Network Mapping with Kumu

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Create a project and two relationship maps within Kumu, appropriately choosing map templates according to your needs.

Populate maps with elements and connections, using different fields and tags for decoration and custom data visualizations.

Run three network metric analyses and use the results to build unique views that will highlight different structural features of the network.

Clock60 minutes
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will create an interactive multi-elements relationship map, as well as design visualizations for a real-world social network, based on metrics analyses. Besides helping you to make sense of complex data, relationship maps like the ones we will build here are a great medium to visually present Causal Loop and Stock and Flow diagrams, as well as non-linear dynamics within an ecosystem. This project will also introduce you to some of the basic concepts behind network theory, which will inform the analyses and interpretations of the maps you will create. The art and craft of creating and communicating relationship maps is applicable to a wide range of areas, from design and software engineering, to organization consultancy and community building. And this project is an accessible opportunity for anyone to get some hands-on practice and knowledge on this subject. So let's map! Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Network MappingNetwork AnalysisSystems ThinkingStorytellingSystems Mapping

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Getting started with Kumu

  2. Describing and adding images to a map

  3. Adding and categorizing map elements

  4. Connecting elements

  5. Decorating, clustering and filtering a map

  6. Importing external datasets

  7. Running network metric analysis

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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