KV in museums

December 27, 2010

The new Museo del Novecento in Milan offers a knowledge visualization of its content, color coded by topic. The multiple visualizations and mapping seem a fusion style of architecture and info-graphics. It connects the themes in the abstract circle diagram to the physical map of the museum. Too bad that the words are too small to be read!

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Digital pen (and interactive paper)

December 15, 2010

At the University of Lugano, faculty of Informatics, we just had a nice talk about pen and paper computing, by Nadir Weibel. An ETH gradate, he’s currently a post-doc at UCSD in California, at the Distributed Cognition and Human-Computer Interaction Lab.It seems a great place to be for Human computer Interaction research, experimenting on innovative input devices.

He used his digital pen and interactive paper for giving his presentation and brought a few samples for the audience. They are inventing/testing new applications of the electronic paper: you write with a normal pen (well, it looks normal, but it has a camera and sends the information to the computer or to the mobile) and your writing or drawing is recorded and/or sent to the computer, depending on the model of digital pen you have.

They use it for example for sharing sketches via mobile on fecebook, as an input device for very large wall displays, for interacting in a group, etc.

I could imagine to use it in a collaborative setting, where every person in the meeting can add its contribution… but still my sketching skills are a problem 😉

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Knowledge Visualization in Journalism

December 9, 2010

Nice video on the use of knowledge visualization, information visualization and info-graphics in the context of journalism. The first 10 minutes give a general introduction to the power of (conceptual) visualizations.

Glad to see people whom I know 🙂


KV blogs

December 4, 2010

It seems that the interest for knowledge visualization is growing in the blogosphere.

I came across a couple of interesting blogs on the topic of conceptual visualizations:

First discipline, by Joseph Manuel, India: “The FD framework is a collection of visual frames as a tool to provide inputs for discussion and convergence Reality is perceived as well as created by the mental models which have evolved over the history of humanity.”

Seeing it, by Massimo Warglien: new blog about visualization in strategy. The blog organizers have been presenting their work at the Academy of Management Meeting 2010 and at the Strategic Management Society.

 

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