Knowledge Visualization in Environmental Communication

Boehnert, J. 2016. Knowledge Visualization in Environmental Communication . Jones, P. (ed.) Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) 2016 Symposium . Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario Canada 13 - 15 Oct 2016 Systemic Design Research Network.

TitleKnowledge Visualization in Environmental Communication
AuthorsBoehnert, J.
EditorsJones, P.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Mapping controversies on environmental issues is a good starting point for learning about their complexities. One way to accomplish this task is through discourse mapping. Discourses are shared ways of understanding the world. Diverse values, vested interests, critical perspectives and insights are embedded within discourses. These both reflect and construct attitudes towards the natural world. Discourse mapping is an interpretative method that can reveal political strategies, ideologies and tactics. In displaying the distinctions between discourses, the outlines of controversies are clarified. This paper contributes to a theory of knowledge visualization and presents two discourse mapping projects (one completed project and one that is in its initial stages) on environmental themes: Mapping Climate Communication (2014) and Mapping Degrowth (2016 - 2017). Knowledge visualization captures meaning lost with more reductive visualization methods.

Keywordsknowledge visualisation, controversy mapping, environmental communication
Year2016
ConferenceRelating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) 2016 Symposium
PublisherSystemic Design Research Network
Accepted author manuscriptRSD5 Proceedings - Boehnert - Final.pdf
Publication dates
Published onlineJan 2017
JournalProceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) 2016 Symposium
ISSN2371-8404
Book titleProceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) 2016 Symposium. Toronto, Canada, October 13-15, 2016
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttp://systemic-design.net/rsd-symposia/rsd5-2016/
Web address (URL)http://systemic-design.net/rsd-symposia/rsd5-2016/rsd5-flourishing/

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