Visualizing information increases positive emotions

Our article “Augmenting Communication with Visualization: Effects on Emotional and Cognitive Response” has been published on the IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet, Vol. 9 (2), pages 109-121, and it is now available online. In this work, co-authored with Margaret Tan and Martin Eppler, we argue that mapping information visually with diagrams and visual metaphors hasContinue reading “Visualizing information increases positive emotions”

Presentations 2.0

Power-point used to be the gold standard for presentations. Not anymore. Improving the visual appearance of slides, reducing the amount of text and increasing the number of pictures is not enough. Recent development in mapping software now allow anyone to create presentations that are actually maps and not a sequence of slides. Advantages are obviousContinue reading “Presentations 2.0”

Cultural differences in the perception and representation of space

Professor Holenstein just gave an interesting seminar at USI on the cultural differences in the representation of space. He is one of the world major expert on the topic. He is the author of the Atlas of Philosophy (2004). I found interesting to hear his philosophical perspective on a topic I am particularly interested in,Continue reading “Cultural differences in the perception and representation of space”

Knowledege visualization of muslim scientific heritage

I found this interesting cartographic knowledge visualization in Jamae mosque in Singapore. In this mosque, located in Chinatown, they make a great use of visualizations for illustrating concepts and information about the Islamic world and religion principles. It is certainly an interesting place to visit to learn more about Islamic religion: they offer pamphlets onContinue reading “Knowledege visualization of muslim scientific heritage”