The 14th International Conference on Information Visualization, held in London, is just over (26-29 July 2010).
We are very glad and honored to have received the best paper award for our paper “Choosing Knowledge Visualizations to Augment Cognition: the Managers’ View”, forthcoming in the IEEE proceedings of the conference.
Abstract: Growing evidence in the scientific literature and in organizations shows the positive impact of employing conceptual visual representation for individual reasoning, communicating and facilitating meetings in organizations. 116 managers responded a questionnaire on the usefulness of 12 common business visualizations for typical knowledge tasks in organizations. The resulting ranking provides an overview of the comparative suitability of visualizations for generating ideas, sharing knowledge, evaluating options and planning. The findings can be used by organizations for evaluating visual templates as a support for specific knowledge tasks. Theoretical implications include the relationship between the structure level of knowledge visualization forms and convergent/divergent task type. Further implications for theory and practice are discussed.