Despite the recent debate on the relevance of theory to practice, we may be sure that successful practitioners do indeed have theories or mental maps that guide them along their intended course. By linking material maps of the physical world to theories of the social, this paper suggests that features of maps and mapmaking can help us understand more of the nature and purpose of theory.
McMaster, T. (2001). Mapping the Conceptual Domain:A Contribution to the 'Theory/Practice' Debate. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 6, pp-pp. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.00618