A big thank you to Prof. Shainesh and to all the students of the EPGP of IIMB for the wonderful participation during my lecture!
Our study on “THE EFFECT OF KNOWLEDGE VISUALIZATION ON ATTITUDE: SCALE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION IN EUROPE AND CHINA”,has been accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Communication, Media, Technology and Design.
I conducted this study with Prof. Jianxin Ge and Yaru Niu (Sharon) of the Central University of Finance and Economics of Beijing, China.
This is the presentation of the study which I will give next Friday April 25th at 9am in Hall 2
Visual representations of information can offer several benefits compared to textual communication: this study examines the effect of knowledge visualization, compared to a textual control condition, on attitude toward the content, specifically a company strategy. A scale of attitude for this specific context has been developed and tested in Europe and China. The study outcome provides a parsimonious and effective tripartite scale of attitude with cognitive, affective and behavioral components. The scale is then applied to a different sample to test the effect of visual mapping on attitude toward the content, and to test for the moderating effect of culture (Europe and China). The results of the experiment show that subjects exposed to the visual conditions had a significant more positive affective and cognitive attitude toward the content.
Halloween brought a nice surprise to Prezi users: a complete and substantial update of the visual mapping software. I tested it: new version works really well! Several improvements not only regarding the interface: it is now faster, it doesn’t freeze anymore, there’s a library of icons and more freedom to chose Fonts, change font/colour withtin a sentence, and has an improved interface for editing the path. Bravo Prezi!
Today I’m giving a guest lecture at the ISP MBA of the university of St. Gallen: I’m really excited to meet the international excecutive students, and discuss with them the topic of Global Management Communication. The presentation “Visualize it! Improving global management communication across cultures with visual mapping” is available online.
After the lecture:
This is the link to the TED talk on Indian vs. Western mythology we talked about in class: http://www.ted.com/talks/devdutt_pattanaik.html
At the International Week of the Universidad del Pacifico, in Lima (Peru), I’m giving a presentation on “Communicating across Cultures with Interactive and Conceptual Visualization: Emerging Trends in Managerial Communication”, on August 23rd at 07:30- 09:30 . Here you can find the presentation.
Some more links from the presentation:
Interactive map of visual tools:
TED Talk using dual coding:
PowerPoint is a standard for corporate meetings and educational presentations. Yet many people feel constrained by the medium. So constrained that now there is an ” anti PowerPoint party “, a movement against the use of presentation software.
I don’t think it’s all PowerPoint’s fault, tough. The problem are the people who don’t use it properly. I am not so sure their presentations would be any better without a support! And – of course- visual representations would help in making any presentation more lively and engaging 😉
Thank you Alice and Alex for the link.