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Visualising LEED

by Mel Starrs on June 30, 2009

in LEED

Instead of today’s usual posting of links (I’m behind on my reading thanks to the Part L consultation which I am slowly digesting), here are two gorgeous websites with visualisations of LEED, both via Twitter.

The first is LeedVisual which uses one page per credit with simple illustrations, for instance for EQ_2, a simple diagram:

EQ_2

As a learning tool for the exam, this is brilliant. Probably not much use to a practicioner, but some elegantly simple illustrations.

The second, I love even more. The LEED NC v2.2 Study Map is obviously a sample of the web designer’s work, but it is beautiful. As a tool for study it is superb, but I could also see a use for practitioners. I would love to have the ability to blow this up and print at large scale, so I could scribble on it. You really need to visit the website to zoom in and see the level of detail they have gone into (including linkages).

LEED Study map

I’ve done similar exercises for BREEAM on pinboards with index cards, post-its and string for both internal and external use, but nothing this elegant.

  • http://justpractising.com/ Su Butcher

    These are great Mel, I particularly like the mindmap.

    I have a networking contact who mindmaps for a living, Andrew Wilcox, so I’ve pointed out your post to him.

    Wouldn’t it be great it someone had done something like this for BREEAM or the Code for Sustainable Homes?

  • http://justpractising.com/ Su Butcher

    These are great Mel, I particularly like the mindmap.

    I have a networking contact who mindmaps for a living, Andrew Wilcox, so I’ve pointed out your post to him.

    Wouldn’t it be great it someone had done something like this for BREEAM or the Code for Sustainable Homes?

  • http://www.applications.cabre.co.uk Andrew Wilcox

    Very elegant way of viewing a large picture.

    The work that Su refers to is with MindManager. MindManager and its PDF/Flash viewer does create a zoom and pan map with node collapse and show. Plus you can (poster) print from it. BUT much of the formatting in the orignal map is lost when exported to the PDF/Flash format.

    MindManager would not replicate the map you show which is a type of concept map with text on nodes and lines. MindManager sticks to text http://i.ixnp.com/images/v3.89.0.1/t.gifon lines or inside shapes. None the less it has been used by many people to revise, understand legislation and collect knowledge.

    But I like the viewer above combining it with the clickable imagemap I produce from MindManager would be great. I could not find any links in the map above which took me to other web pages?

  • http://www.applications.cabre.co.uk Andrew Wilcox

    Very elegant way of viewing a large picture.

    The work that Su refers to is with MindManager. MindManager and its PDF/Flash viewer does create a zoom and pan map with node collapse and show. Plus you can (poster) print from it. BUT much of the formatting in the orignal map is lost when exported to the PDF/Flash format.

    MindManager would not replicate the map you show which is a type of concept map with text on nodes and lines. MindManager sticks to text http://i.ixnp.com/images/v3.89.0.1/t.gifon lines or inside shapes. None the less it has been used by many people to revise, understand legislation and collect knowledge.

    But I like the viewer above combining it with the clickable imagemap I produce from MindManager would be great. I could not find any links in the map above which took me to other web pages?

  • admin

    I’ve used MindManager in the past, but admit I stick to Freemind at the minute. Credit-crunch-tastic price of zero. I use it to draft reports – http://www.melstarrs.com/elemental/2007/02/08/drafting-a-report-using-mindmapping/

    I’ve also used a few online apps like Mindmeister and bubbl, but neither have been particularly ‘sticky’ yet.

    The ability to print out at a large scale is something I’m waiting (im)patiently for…

  • admin

    I’ve used MindManager in the past, but admit I stick to Freemind at the minute. Credit-crunch-tastic price of zero. I use it to draft reports – http://www.melstarrs.com/elemental/2007/02/08/drafting-a-report-using-mindmapping/

    I’ve also used a few online apps like Mindmeister and bubbl, but neither have been particularly ‘sticky’ yet.

    The ability to print out at a large scale is something I’m waiting (im)patiently for…

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