October 28, 2012
At the Visual Literacy for Management course we just had a very interesting guest lecture by Sebastian Kernbach of Interbrand, the biggest brand consultancy in the world.
He gave a lecture on branding, focusing on the visulization aspect and also on the benefits of using sketching for developing a brand campaign, which is the topic of his research. In the picture below he was explaining how social media affect the relationship people have with brands. With sketches, of course!
October 11, 2012
Our team has won a Swiss National Science Foundation grant for a two year research project on the role of visualization for knowledge communication in the context of experience sharing. We will particularly focus on the role of graphic restrictiveness as a key variable of visual dialogue templates. We are looking for a talented and committed Post-doctoral researcher to join our team working on this project: see the call “Post-Doc Researcher Position in Knowledge Visualization and Intercultural Communication (80%)” on the University of St. Gallen Website for more details.
Applications for the position should be sent as soon as possible but no later than Friday, November 30th 2012: the call is open until the position is filled. Please send a motivation letter, detailed CV with the complete list of publications, a list of three references and a copy of the Ph.D. diploma, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and myself email@example.com
October 11, 2012
Academic collaboration is rarely investigated as it develops within real research groups. This study focuses on a team composed by ten people at different steps of the academic career, and it sheds light on the relationships linking hierarchy, leadership, mutual engagement among team members, participation to group activities, socialization of doctoral students. An empowering form of leadership motivates participation and facilitates the development of a community of practice where learning is maximized, with positive effects for PhD students.
The study is available online:
October 2, 2012
For celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday – today October 2nd – I would like to reproduce a visual ‘summary’ of his teaching. Hopefully it will be inspirational!
Source: Anthony J. Mento, Patrick Martinelli, Raymond M. Jones, (1999) “Mind mapping in executive education: applications and outcomes“, Journal of Management Development, Vol. 18 Iss: 4, pp.390 – 416.
October 1, 2012
The IT giant IBM has a Research center in Zurich, with over 3000 employees working on very exciting topics, from nanotechnology to information analytics. We just had the opportunity to visit the center and listen to a full day of presentations. We also had the opportunity to see technologies demos of augmented reality for retail, infovis for music and even Watson!
The visualizations: information visualization for searching music and movies.