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Visual Literacy & Problem Solving

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Preview: Systems Science Core Course

This past week I have been working on the curriculum content for a summer course in general systems science. The course will be open to all students. I’m calling the course “Thinking Systemically: Tackling Global-Scale Problems”. I’ve elected to use the term problem rather than predicament because I’m reasonably sure the majority of studentsGeorge Mobus
Thinking Systemically, Part I
Thinking Systemically, Part II

Visual-Literacy.org e-learning Course

This e-learning site focuses on a critical, but often neglected skill for business, communication, and engineering students, namely visual literacy, or the ability to evaluate, apply, or create conceptual visual representations. After this tutorial, students should be able to evaluate advantages and disadvantages of visual representations, to improve their shortcomings, to use them to create and communicate knowledge, or to devise new ways of representing insights.

The didactic approach consists of rooting visualization in its application contexts, i.e. giving students the necessary critical attitude, principles, tools and feedback to develop their own high-quality visualization formats for specific problems (problem-based learning). The students thus learn about the commonalities of good visualization in diverse areas, but also explore the specificities of visualization in their field of specialization (through real-life case studies). They will not only learn by doing, but in doing so contribute new training material for their peers to evaluate (peer learning).

-quoted from Visual-Literacy.org

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

Mapping Tools Overview

The Art of Insight and Action

The Art of Insight and Action