I discovered you via twitter feed. I am looking forward to learning more about this empathy mapping. How can I get my hands on these products?
I’ve found Empathy Mapping to be a great tool for understanding students, and for helping students understand historical figures. You’ve never seen such good student papers in your life, as the papers they wrote about the absolute Monarchs of the 1500s and 1600s AD — Louis XIV, Elizabeth I, Peter the Great of Russia, Frederick the Great of Prussia. The kids did empathy maps of each figure, and used their maps to demonstrate that some autocrats can genuinely help their citizens, because they’re motivated from a sense of duty toward their subjects and empathy with their plight. Others, they decided, had no empathy, and acted out of selfishness. It made for interesting reading.