SYMPTOMS MAPPING TOOL
How to map health problems
Imagine you are with a group of people and you want to ask them what health and environmental problems they experience in their city.
How can you gather such information and make everyone reflect upon them?
Maps are useful tools to gather people's opinions, as they provide spatial information and enable informal conversations of various people who stand around the artifact. The Symptoms Mapping Tool is a map you can use in a co-creation workshop to identify the health problems that citizens perceive in their living area.
Download the toolbox
We share with you some resources that can be useful to carry out this activity.
Discover the tool in action!
Read the case study and understand how this tool has been used in a real citizen science project.
Using the SYMPTOMS MAPPING TOOL in a workshop
CitieS-Health Barcelona Pilot
This is an activity suitable for a co-creation workshop or an event. It consists in asking participants to map environmental problems and health symptoms that they experience in different areas of their city. Participants populate a map of the geographical areas with stickers that represent different problems. The resulting map provides valuable insights on citizens’ concerns, thus showing areas of interest for the intervention.
To investigate perceived symptoms of citizens due to any environmental issue, by districts of the city.