Best Paper Award for our “Knowledge Visualization for Social Entrepreneurs” paper

July 30, 2013

We are very happy and honored to receive the Best Paper Award of the 17th International Information  Visualization Conference in London for our paper on “Knowledge Visualization for Social Entrepreneurs”!


Abstract of the paper:

“Social entrepreneurship is an emerging field which has the power to change the way we do business and resolve societal challenges. Visualization has not yet been systematically applied to support social entrepreneurs in creating, growing and scaling their ventures. We thus propose a framework for the use of knowledge visualization in the creation and development of social enterprises. We posit that each phase of the social venturing process requires a different knowledge visualization method. These diverse types of (interactive) graphic representations help social entrepreneurs cope with resource constraints and interact with a great variety of stakeholders. In this contribution we thus show that knowledge visualization can provide versatile and inexpensive ways to augment social entrepreneurs’ activities systematically.”

Keywords- social entrepreneurship; social visualization; social busines; framework; process; visual mapping; knowledge visualization.

Teaching at the Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing

July 29, 2013


This is the wonderful class I had the pleasure to teach at the Central University of Finance and Economics, in Beijing, China.

Thanks to all the students of the Global Management Communication (summer program) for their kindness and active participation to class. Special thanks to Professor Ge for the invitation, and to Mrs Yu & my two wonderful Teaching Assistants!

Our research group

July 29, 2013


Our satisfied research group after a workshop on the topic of Dynagrams.

What do Italy, India and Peru have in common?

July 10, 2013

Beside being among my favourite countries, they share the same long-term credit rating by Standard & Poor’s, American financial services company.

The following graphs is quite surprising, isn’t it? Scarry visual insights.


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