Knowledge mapping for communities

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Here’s an interesting slideshow in which authors Simon Buckingham Shum and Alexandra Okada make a case for a move away from text towards knowledge or mind mapping presentation in a knowledge community. Their objective is to change cognition, no less.

By analogy with overlays on geographical information, the authors see the many ways of visualizing information, knowledge, argument and evidence as a means to slow down discussion in full flood, and force reflection.

Knowledge Mapping for Open Sensemaking Communities

Favourite moment? This provocative (but I guess not-too-serious) idea for the search engine results pages:

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The slide show looks best if you click the link to view it full screen. Alternatively, you can download the PDF and view it off-line.

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