I showed the final map design I had come up with to some of my course mates and asked for some feedback. Overall people really liked the design. They said it was minimal, clean, legible and the colour scheme worked really successfully. They asked how I would print it; at this point I'm still unsure and I will decide when the design has been fully completed.
Having given it some time, however, I want to try a different route with the map design as I think it looks very basic and I think I could make it look more slick.