OLT Project Publications

This is a list of publications written as part of the OLT Project activities.

Context: Making sense of organisations via Business Analytics which can assist decision-makers to engage in a continuous process of sensemaking with a view to gaining insight into their business environment –

  • Namvar, Morteza, and Jacob Cybulski. “BI-Based Organizations: A Sensemaking Perspective.” Proc. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), New Zealand, 2014. Synopsis.
  • Namvar, Morteza, Jacob Cybulski and Luckmika Perera. “Using business intelligence to support the process of organizational sensemaking”, Communications of the Association for Information Systems. In Press. Synopsis.

Vision: Overview of visual analytics as a method of creative problem solving, which relies on analytic models and involves an iterative process of generation and evaluation of ideas in digital media

  • Cybulski, Jacob L., Susan Keller, Lemai Nguyen, and Dilal Saundage. “Creative Problem Solving in Digital Space Using Visual Analytics.” Computers in Human Behavior, 42 (January), 2015, pp 20–35. Synopsis.

Conceptualisation: Provides some preliminary insights on the use of primary metaphors to help designers of interactive visual analytics to reduce the cognitive load of their users or data analysts

  • Cybulski, Jacob, Susan Keller, and Dilal Saundage. “Metaphors in Interactive Visual Analytics.” In Proc. 7th Int. Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI). Sydney, Australia. ACM, 2014, paper 212. Synopsis.

Conceptualisation and System Design: Explore the potential of primary metaphors in the design of immersive visual analytics environments, also discusses an architectural design of a system based on such metaphors

  • Cybulski, Jacob L., Susan Keller, and Dilal Saundage. “Interactive Exploration of Data with Visual Metaphors”, Int’l Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 25(2) (March), 2015, pp 231-252. Synopsis.

Deployment and Performance Evaluation: Describes in-class experiments which demonstrate that interactive visualisations and story-telling can be used to effectively help students develop essential Business Analytics skills –

  • Saundage, Dilal; Cybulski, Jacob; Keller, Susan; Dharmasena, Lasitha; and Marjanovic, Olivera; “Teaching business analytics with interactive visual narratives”, In review. Synopsis.
  • Keller, Susan; Marjanovic, Olivera; Saundage, Dilal; Cybulski, Jacob and Dharmasena, Lasitha; “Using the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy to guide and evaluate student learning in visual analytics”, In review. Synopsis.

Future and Unexpected: The sensemaking processes were studied in experiments with 2D and 3D visualizations of data individually and in teams, while 2D analysts showed more proficiency, 3D analysts were more sceptical and yet had more flexible views of data

  • Cybulski, Jacob, Morteza Namvar, and Dilal Saundage “Designing 2D and 3D VA for Interactivity and Collaboration: Visual Sensemaking.” In Preparation. Synopsis.
  • Dilal Saundage, Cybulski, Jacob and Morteza Namvar “Student perception of visual analytics.” In Preparation. Synopsis.

Practice-Inspired Learning Activities: A series of articles lead by Sydney team and devoted to study of learning design as inspired by practice of business analytics

  • Marjanovic, Olivera. “Sharing and Co-Creation of Innovative Teaching Practices in Business Analytics–Insights from an Action Design Research Project.” Proc. of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS, 2014. Synopsis. Also see here.
  • Marjanovic, Olivera. “Using Practitioner Stories To Design Learning Experiences in Visual Analytics.” International Academy for Information Management AIS-SIG-Ed Int. Conference 2014, Auckland, New Zealand, 2014. (Best Paper) Synopsis.
  • Marjanovic, Olivera, and T Min. “Combining Visual Analytics and Enterprise Social Media to Enable Innovative Practice-Inspired Learning Activities.” International Academy for Information Management, The SIG-ED Int. Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 2014. Synopsis.
  • Marjanovic, Olivera, and T Min. “Data Visualisation and Enterprise Social Media Platform – Access Requires TUN Membership.” Integrated Teaching Resource, December 2014. Synopsis.
  • Marjanovic, Olivera, and T Min. “SAS-VA Assignments: Through My Student’s Eyes – Access Requires TUN Membership.” Integrated Teaching Resource, December 2014. Synopsis.

Major Project Report: The aim of this project (funded by the competitive grant from Office for Learning and Teaching, Australia) was to develop effective methods and tools for teaching analytics –

  • Jacob Cybulski, Olivera Marjanovic, Dineli Mather, Susan Keller, Dilal Saundage, Lasitha Dharmasena and Judy Munro, “Enhancing collaborative learning in information systems business analytics using data visualisation and manipulation techniques”, Final report for project ID12-2407, Office for Learning and Teaching, Australia, 2015. Report Draft. Draft Flyer.

Support for the production of the project reported on this web page has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The views expressed in this web page do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

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