Course Description

Visualization is a key communication enabler in management. The course gives an overview on the visualization field and its methods and shows key models in information and knowledge visualization as well as contextual prerequisites for the use of visualization in management. State-of-the-art tools in information and knowledge visualization as well as proven visual methods for management will be demonstrated.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course the student will

  • understand the key benefits of visualization techniques for management
  • know how and when to use them
  • know the main kinds of visualizations for the management context
  • be aware of the risks or potential drawbacks of visualization
  • understand the basic design and perception laws when using visual methods
  • know (good & bad) examples to learn from
  • experience select tools to visualize knowledge individually and collaboratively
  • experience some of the emergent trends, tools and technologies in this domain

Teaching Methods

Interactive lecturing and in-class experiments; case study work