There have been two articles about Tubemap on the Fast Company blog in the last few days, both by John Pavlus. The first (http://www.fastcodesign.com/1664662/the-london-tube-map-redesigned-for-a-multiscreen-world) generated some interesting comments so John posted a second (http://www.fastcodesign.com/1664692/is-the-london-tube-map-really-a-map-or-a-diagram-does-it-matter) which generated even more!
The debate about the meaning and purpose of design is an important one, in particular the relationship between the ‘product’ and the user and how a graphic (map/diagram/whatever) can help/hinder someone in their decisions. Future updates of the map will add to this debate as we explore ways to access more information through the website and app.
Your thoughts and comments are valuable in this process, let me know what you think.