Interesting article on the psychology of wayfinding. Could apply to career planning too:

  1. Graph-based = conventional planning. Looking at the most efficient route to get where you want to be
  2. Direction-based = the way real life intervenes. You respond to your circumstances, take different routes and short-cutsĀ 
  3. Directions to a stranger = how you describe your career plans when asked. Simplified, broader strokes

Could also work for information seeking…

I would like to explore this further at some point. Wayfinding is a potent metaphor: how you respond to where you find yourself; the use of landmarks; sense of direction; movement around a space; interaction between individuals and environment

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