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Bridging Knowledge Gaps in Policy Analysis with Information Visualization

Ruppert, Tobias and Bernard, Jürgen and Kohlhammer, Jörn (2013):
Bridging Knowledge Gaps in Policy Analysis with Information Visualization.
Köllen, Bonn, In: Electronic Government and Electronic Participation, In: GI-Edition - Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI); P-221, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

Today's politicians are confronted with new (digital) ways to tackle complex decision-making problems. In order to make the right decisions profound analysis of the problems and possible solutions has to be performed. Therefore policy analysts need to collaborate with external experts consulted as advisors. Due to different expertises of these stakeholders the whole process may suffer from knowledge gaps. In our approach, we describe a concept to bridge these knowledge gaps by introducing information visualization and visual analytics to the policy analysis domain. Therefore, we refine a standard policy cycle at the stages relevant for the policy analysis. Secondly, we characterize the main stakeholders in the process, and identify knowledge gaps between these roles. Finally, we emphasize the merits of including advanced visualization techniques into the policy analysis process, and describe visualization as a facet bridging the knowledge gaps in a collaborative policy making life-cycle.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2013
Creators: Ruppert, Tobias and Bernard, Jürgen and Kohlhammer, Jörn
Title: Bridging Knowledge Gaps in Policy Analysis with Information Visualization
Language: English
Abstract:

Today's politicians are confronted with new (digital) ways to tackle complex decision-making problems. In order to make the right decisions profound analysis of the problems and possible solutions has to be performed. Therefore policy analysts need to collaborate with external experts consulted as advisors. Due to different expertises of these stakeholders the whole process may suffer from knowledge gaps. In our approach, we describe a concept to bridge these knowledge gaps by introducing information visualization and visual analytics to the policy analysis domain. Therefore, we refine a standard policy cycle at the stages relevant for the policy analysis. Secondly, we characterize the main stakeholders in the process, and identify knowledge gaps between these roles. Finally, we emphasize the merits of including advanced visualization techniques into the policy analysis process, and describe visualization as a facet bridging the knowledge gaps in a collaborative policy making life-cycle.

Series Name: GI-Edition - Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI); P-221
Publisher: Köllen, Bonn
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information visualization, Policy modeling, Decision support, Visual analytics
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Interactive Graphics Systems
Event Title: Electronic Government and Electronic Participation
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 11:16
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