Clues for software design in how we sketch maps of cities

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There’s a remarkably simple notation for sketching cities, and I think it points at a better way to design software.

What’s the minimum you need to trick your brain into believing that you’re moving around an environment? And could design features as simple as these make tools like Notion, Roam, Obsidian, Evernote and other note taking software, Wikipedia, etc, radically better for organising, navigating, sharing, and internalising knowledge, for individuals and for teams? If so, can you imagine the efficiency gains and the new ideas that could emerge?

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