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ABOUT

Lizzie Ryan and Abigail Hamilton work in User Experience (UX) at Avalara. The chief attribute of a good user experience designer is empathy, which is how these maps came to be.

You're traveling to an Avalara office in a different city. How do you find good food, and avoid the mediocre and the disappointing? Or, you've just joined Avalara and need to figure out your lunch routine. What's good and near the office?

AN ORIGIN STORY THAT READS LIKE A CASE STUDY

Our first foray into making these maps was the Seattle map that Abigail made for Lizzie when she was visiting the Seattle office from Durham and wanted to know what was good near the office and her hotel. Not only did Lizzie discover a lot of Seattle's best flavors, but she crashed the soft opening of a new gelato bar and raved about it. So, it's now on the map!

HOW ABOUT YOU?

We encourage you to enjoy these maps but also to share suggestions so we can make them ever more awesome. Also...