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Knowledge visualization is an effective instrument for knowledge creation, acquisition and transfer. Knowledge maps are the most common knowledge visualization techniques, specifically, mind maps. Managers frequently use these instruments in their work for business analytics purposes, but the preparation of such maps must follow several laws in order to make them effective. The goal of the current paper is to develop the methodology and some practical recommendations how to design knowledge maps that can be used for knowledge codification, transfer, sharing and dissemination in companies. The paper also evaluates proposed visualization laws for creating knowledge maps based on the principles of cognitive psychology. The knowledge maps visual design methodology is based on perceptual factors and include the law of pragnanz (the law of good shape) and the law of parsimony (the Ockham’s razor principle). The results were obtained through the qualitative analysis of group mind maps of 48 top-managers of Russian c
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Busines / i-KNOW '15 15th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-Driven Busines, Graz, Austria, October 21-23, 2015
Pages350; 160-164
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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