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This research project suggests a novel way of displaying map information to the navigator on the ship's bridge. The aim is to afford safer navigation. In this research project some different methods were used to try to find out whether this new way of displaying map information is safer or not. This dissertation presents these conceptual ideas and the research done to find out their effectiveness. The Department of Innovation, Design and Product Development (IDP) in Eskilstuna, consists of three research groups and areas of education: Innovation Management, Information Design, and Product & Process Development. The common research arena is called Innovation & Design. This is a research project within Information Design (ID) which is a multidisciplinary field incorporating parts of art and aesthetics, information science, cognition, communication and the language.