March 20, 2014
Harvard Business Review editor Julia Kirby explains in this video the “materiality matrix” that UPS uses to sort and rank sustainability programs, contrasting the importance of sustainability issues for companies and for the public.
March 14, 2014
The website Founders and Founders has some cool infographics, arranged in their pinterest-like interface. A great example of the use of visual social media for crafting clear and viral messages. If you plan to be an entrepreneur, have a look!
This infographic has over 6000 likes:
March 11, 2014
Beyond bar charts and pie charts, how can we visualize data? Which is the best type of graph or information visualization technique?
It depends on the data and the purpose: here’s some general categories and tools:
February 19, 2014
The presentation and the material for the “Information and Knowledge Visualization for Business Applications” master course, at the University of St. Gallen, is available:
February 13, 2014
Last sunday Feburary 9th, Swiss people were asked to vote “against mass immigration. Some people have advanced the hypothesis that Cantons in which there is a high percentage of immigrants, they would vote in support of developing laws to prevent mass immigration. This graph seems to show quite the oppoisite!
Beside the exception of Ticino, cantons which have high immigration rates, such as Geneva, Basel, Valais and Neuchatel voted against the implementation of laws to prevent mass immigration. On the contrary, in Cantons with low immigration rates, such as Schwyz and Appenzell Innerrhoden (which was also the last Canton to grant women the vote in 1991!) up to 65% of the population voted to develop measures to block mass immigration.
Are you surprised? Actually numerous studies show that the people are afraid of what they don’t know… so the more contacts and exposures you have with foreigners, the more you appreciate them.