Our submissions to the 2013 Information Visualization Conference on "Visualization for Social Entrepreneurs" and on "Graphic Facilitation versus Software Facilitation - an experimental evaluation" have been accepted. Martin Eppler held a visual creativity workshop at the University of St. Gallen's context studies anniversary conference and gave a talk on "Seven Types of Visual Ambiguity" at the Fronteras Nebulosas conference.
We have launched a new visualization portal at www.sketchingatwork.com. It provides useful visual tools such as the ABC of Visualization or a gallery on more than 30 visualization methods.
Martin Eppler and Sabrina Bresciani have published an article on Visualization in Management in the Journal of Visual Languages & Computing. You can find the piece here.
Our paper submission on Visual Collaboration to the International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference has been accepted.
Martin Eppler is lecturing on visual metaphors at Universities in Bogota and Medellin in Colombia in February. He will be giving an opening keynote address on Knowledge Visualization in April at the Krems Knowledge Management Conference (see:http://www.wima-krems.at/programm/konferenzprogramm.html).
We have an open research assistant position in the context of our new Dynagrams project. You can find the call for the position here (in German).
We welcome two new team members to the knowledge communication team: Lawrence McGrath and Dr. Elitza Alexander. You can find their profiles in our team section.
We have just released the call for papers for the ninth Knowledge Visualization Conference as part of IV13 in London, you can find it here.
On November 1st Martin Eppler received the Executive MBA Teaching Award for Best Course at the University of Geneva.
Our team still has two openings for a research assistant and a post-doc position.
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.
Our article on designing collaborative settings in immersive environments has just been published in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS). You can download the pdf version for free here.
Ten years of knowledge-communication.org: Our research initiative and portal celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary this month. In 2002 we have taken our research on communicating expert knowledge in management online and started www.knowledge-communication.org. Have a look at our overview presentation here to find out what we have learned and achieved so far.
Our research team has two openings for research assistants as of November 2012. You can find the call for the positions here.
Sabrina Bresciani is starting her assistant professorship at the University of St. Gallen and returning from a guest professorship in international management at the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru.
Martin Eppler and Roland Pfister have finished an (extended) German edition of their book Sketching at Work. It contains new chapters on sketching for creativity and planning. You can order it here.
Alice Comi and Andreas Schmeil of the knowledge communication team have completed their PhD studies on Knowledge Visualization with distinction and are now working on their post doc projects.
We are offering an online seminar on New Collaborative Creativity Methods on June 29th from 11-12.30. You can find the recorded webminar here (in German).
Martin Eppler is giving a seminar on making the complex clear in corporate communication in Lisbon on June 4, see: http://www.bigupfactory.com/newsletter/apce/2012Mai/2v/
Friederike Hoffmann and Martin Eppler have curated an edition of 'OrganisationsEntwicklung' (the European Change Management Journal) on
Creativity and Design Thinking. You can find more information on the articles (in German) and an interview with Stanford's design thinking guru Larry Leifer (in English) here: www.zoe.ch
Together with his colleagues from this journal, Martin Eppler has just published a new book on change management methods, you can find it here.
The paper of David Klang and Friederike Hoffmann on the role of top-level leaders' behavior in business model innovation of incumbent firms is an AOM Best Paper and has thus been accepted for publication in the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012. Also, our submissions on innovation and design thinking to EURAM (European Academy of Management) 2012 have all been accepted.
All of our submissions to EGOS (the European Group of Organization Studies) have been accepted. We will thus present our research on inter-organizational collaboration and visualization in Helsinki. The submission deadline for the Symposium on Knowledge Visualization, part of IV12, has been extended to March 21st (see the IV12 website for further information).
Our paper "How Can We See What They Say? On the Use of Visual Representations in Qualitative Interviewing", has been accepted for presentation in the Research Methods Division, as a divisional paper session at the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 3-7, in Boston, Massachusetts.
We are looking for two more partner companies for our St. Gallen Creability consortium project on the effective use of novel team creativity & innovation methods. You can find more information on the project here and/or contact email@example.com.
Two of our papers on visual business innovation have been accepted for journal publication and will be listed shortly in the publication section.
Our book Management Atlas is book of the week of a German daily newspaper, you can find the book review (in German) here.
Alice Comi has won a national science foundation post doc scholarship and will become a visiting researcher at the University of Reading (UK) Design Innovation Research Centre headed by Professor Jennifer Whyte. You can find out more about the centre here.
Nicole Bischof will present our latest study on using visualization in qualitative research at the University of Berne in a workshop on communication research methods.
Dr. Ken Platts (of Cambridge University), one of the world's leading Strategy and Performance researchers will join our team for a one week visit in February to jointly work on divergent strategy tools.
Our research group has launched a new tool for team collaboration: www.collabcards.com - a set of 41 visual cue cards to improve collaboration and creativity in teams.
The Call for Papers of the 8th International Symposium on Knowledge Visualization and Visual Thinking, co-organised by our research group, has just been released. You can find the document on the symposium of July 11-13th in France here. Deadline for submissions is March 1st 2012. Sabrina Bresciani has been lecturing on knowledge visualization in Spain (Eurocampus), Finland (Aalto), St. Gallen (HSG), and Lugano (Franklin College).
Nicole Bischof and Martin Eppler have just published their new study on how to make the complex clear entitled "Managing Clarity in Corporate Communication". The study is the result of a joint effort together with AXA, Swisscom, Grayling, and the Global Alliance for PR and Communication Management. You can view the study below or download the pdf version of this clear communication manual here.
Our visual guide to management methods and theories, called "Management Atlas", has now been published and can be ordered here.
Martin Eppler is spending a term as guest professor at the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima.
Sebastian Kernbach, Jeanne Mengis, Martin Eppler and branding consultancy Interbrand have started a joint research project exploring the role of knowledge visualization in the branding process.
Call for Cooperation: On-demand Innovation and Creativity Tools for Teams: Our group is launching a new best practice project on visual innovation and creativity tools for teams. Organizations interested in the project can find more information here.
Martin Eppler and Roland Pfister won the Best Paper Award at the 11th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies (I-KNOW 2011) for their study on sketching as a tool for Knowledge Management.
Sabrina Bresciani and Martin Eppler are nominated for the Carolyn Dexter Award of the Academy of Management for the best international paper. Their paper experimentally examines the effects of different graphic representations of a strategy on (inter-cultural) strategy commmunication. Our research group held a workshop on the Theoretical Foundations of Knowledge Visualization. The theories presented included Cognitive Load Theory, Adaptive Structuration Theory, Dual Coding Theory, Actor Network Theory, Metaphor Theory, as well as theoretical approaches to visuospatial reasoning and boundary objects.
Martin Eppler will be a keynote speaker at the 15th International Information Visualization Conference in London. You can find more information here. This month we present our findings on visual collaboration and visual business model innovation at the European Academy of Management Conference, and at the 12th International ISPIM Innovation Conference, as well as at the Administrative Science Quarterly ASQ-HEC-OMT Conference on Coordination within and among Organizations.
Our paper submissions on knowledge visualization have been accepted at the International Conference on Information Visualization IV11. The Complex to Clear Project is midway: we have completed surveys on Clarity in Slide Presentations and on Clarity in e-Mail. Our forthcoming book on the Visualization of Management Knowledge called Management Atlas will soon be released by Hanser, you can find its website (in German) here.
Our submission to the Academy of Management has been accepted. This and other new publications are listed in the publication section. We welcome Sebastian Kernbach to the Knowledge Communication Research Group. You can find his profile in the team section. So far we have reached more than 21'000 readers with our Sketching at Work visualization book that is now available as a final version at www.sketchingatwork.com.There is also a new video available on our research on Knowledge Visualization from the University of St. Gallen that you can find here.
Congratulations to Dr. Sabrina Bresciani on her summa cum laude PhD. Sabrina and Martin are teaching a new class in the top ranked CEMS master on the topic of Intercultural Management Communication this semester. Martin has given an interview to Aalto University's communication staff that you can view here. Alice Comi has been accepted to the selective ASQ-HEC-OMT Conference on Coordination within and among Organizations for her research on inter-organizational teams.
Martin Eppler lectured at Aalto University's Helsinki School of Economics on Knowledge Communication and in Aalto's International Design Business Management Master Program on Visual Business Model Innovation. Nicole Bischof is a speaker on Managing Clarity in Corporate Communication at the Eurcomm 2011 IABC conference on April 7th and 8th.
Nicole Bischof and Martin Eppler have joined forces with AXA, Swisscom, Grayling and the Global Alliance for PR and Communication Management to tackle one of the biggest communication challenges in today's business world: how to make complex messages clear. In the new research project, the team develops a management method to systematically improve, ensure and measure clarity in contexts, such as strategy communication or client communication. The next presentation on this topic will be held by Martin Eppler on January 24, 2011 at Aalto University, Helsinki. You can find further information here.
Martin Eppler gave a key note speech on Knowledge as a Business Model for the Conference of the Chamber of Commerce of Northern Austria. He also gave an invited talk on Clarity in Complex Communication to the Harbour Club of Chief Communication Officers of Switzerland and visually facilitated an expert panel on Business in India at the Emerge 2010 conference. Nicole, Friederike, Roland and Martin offered a first Public Lecture Series at the University of St. Gallen on "Visual Thinking - Solving Problems with Pictures" which has had four 'full-house' sessions. To a visual 2011 everyone!
Andreas Schmeil is visiting the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) for seven months, investigating how to design 3D virtual worlds for collaboration tasks. In collaboration with PARC and Stanford University he is conducting face-to-face and in-world focus groups to develop collaboration activities for virtual worlds, as well as controlled experiments to empirically evaluate them. To find out more about this project, click here.
The call for papers of our Seventh Knowledge Visualization Event in London has now been released. You can find further information here.
Friederike Hoffmann is participating at Stanford University's international Design School business innovation program. She is coaching several student teams regarding Design Thinking and innovation. To find out more about the program, click here.
Our new visualization guide "Sketching at Work: Visual Problem Solving and Communication" has just been pre-released and can be ordered at www.sketchingatwork.com. You can find an online version of this guide to visual collaboration for a limited time only below.
Sabrina Bresciani and Martin Eppler won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE 14th International Information Visualization Conference (IV10) in London on July 29th for their study of Managers' perceptions of business visualization methods.
We are hosting a special symposium on risk visualization and communication at the yearly SRA (Society for Risk Analysis) Conference in London on June 21st, more information can be found here.
Friederike Hoffmann and Martin Eppler have given a speech on Business Model Innovation at the annual Swiss Telecom Summit (you can find more information here).
Our team has submitted a total of six research papers to the IEEE Information Visualization (IV10) Conference and to the 10th International Knowledge Management Conference I-Know, all of which were positively reviewed and accepted. You can find their titles in the publication section.
Aalto University published a synopsis of our course on Knowledge
Communication and Visualization at the Helsinki School of Economics
on its homepage.
Our Paper on Visualization for Knowledge Sharing was accepted by the Academy of Management Conference. Alice Comi is spending a research semester at the University of St. Gallen.
Sabrina Bresciani returned from a NSF stay at the National University of Singapore and Martin Eppler from a Guest Professorship in Finland at the Helsinki School of Economics / Aalto University.
The call for papers of our Sixth Knowledge Visualization Event in
London has now been released. You can find further information here.
The next knowledge visualization management seminar will take place in Zurich on April 9-10. It will focus on the use of Visualization for Strategy and Innovation. You can find the seminar description and the registration form here. Contact Roland.Pfister@unisg.ch for further information.
Martin Eppler presented his and Andreas Schmeil's experimental research on collaboration in Second Life as the opening talk at the Media, Knowledge & Education - Exploring visualized and collaborative knowledge spaces Conference at Innsbruck University. The slides can be found here.
Friederike Hoffmann joined Prof. Günter Faltin and Prof. Sven Ripsas for the facilitation of the "Citizen Workshop" on November 7th in Berlin at this year's Vision Summit. The main goals of the workshop were to present successful social entrepreneurs and their business models, as well as to connect and educate future entrepreneurs. You find more information here.
Andreas Schmeil received a full scholarship by the Swiss National Science Foundation for a 12-month research stay in Canada and the USA: starting in May 2010, he will be a visiting researcher at the ACT Lab (Simon Fraser University) in Vancouver for 3 months, then at the Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC) for 9 months.
Interdisciplinary Swiss National Science Foundation Project won
The interdisciplinary research project we have proposed to the NSF (in cooperation with the University of Berne and ETH's WSL) has been funded and will start on November 1st. In the project we will examine the knowledge communication between science and practice and explore knowledge management and visualization approaches for Risk Management.
Jeanne Mengis was elected as Professor of Managerial Communication at the University of Lugano. We also welcome our new team members Friederike Hoffmann and Roland Pfister who focus on visual knowledge communication in management (see team section).
Our (Bresciani/Eppler) managerial visualization experiment paper has been accepted by the prestigious and highly selective US IEEE InfoVis 09 conference and by the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. In the paper and respective experiments we were able to demonstrate the positive productivity impact of visualization on knowledge sharing in groups.
Our study on Risk Visualization has been published in the Journal
'Risk Management'. You can find the abstract here.
Martin Eppler will be the Chair of Media and Communication Management at the University of St. Gallen as of August 1st 2009. As of next month, knowledge-communication.org will be hosted both by USI and the University of St. Gallen - Institute for media and communications management.
Martin Eppler has been elected a Guest Professor of Knowledge Communication
and Visualization for January-February 2010 at the Helsinki School
of Economics, Finland. He will be giving a Speech to the Danish Journalist
Assocation in Copenhagen this August, see: http://www.journalistforbundet.dk/sw87494.asp.
Alice Comi will present her work on Visualizing Organizational Competences at the I-know 09 (see a compilation of examples at our gallery).
Martin Eppler will give a speech at this year's Swiss Telecommunication Summit on the "Visual Web". You can find the program here. He will also give a keynote address at the European LSP Conference on Knowledge Communication Research, you can find more information here.
Our study on knowledge communication between decision makers and
experts has now been published in the April edition of the Harvard
The Knowledge Communication group expands to the University of St. Gallen where we have two open assistant/PhD positions available, see http://www.mcm.unisg.ch/content/view/328/102/.
Martin Eppler has given an invited lecture on Global Managerial Communication
at the LUISS University Business School in Rome, Italy.
Our IABC Research Report on Managing Information Overload in Business Communication has now been published on the iabc.com website. There is also an audio podcast on the report at: http://blogs.iabc.com/cafe2go/. You can download the first six pages of the report here. A short video from the report presentation can be found here.
Sabrina Bresciani has given an invited talk on Knowledge Visualization at the 'Scent of Information Symposium' at the Art University of Linz (Austria). The program can be found here: http://www.khs-linz.ac.at/News.2098+M5cef5d35644.0.html