Confident and "wrong"? Towards a mindful use of visuals in project portfolio decisions

Joana Geraldi, Mario Arlt

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    Abstract

    Portfolios exhibit a degree of complexity that easily exceeds the human ability to achieve optimal decisions through mere intuition. Making sense of this complexity involves a wise use of larger quantity of data. Visuals can help the analysis of more data through different perspectives. Yet, visuals can also aggravate the challenges involved in portfolio decisions. Inspired by Weick and Sufcliffe’s concept of mindfulness, we conducted an experiment with 204 participants to explore how to use visual mindfully in project portfolio context. The results suggest that use of purposeful and familiar visuals contributes to a more mindful engagement with visuals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2015
    Number of pages30
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventIRNOP 2015 Conference - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 22 Jun 201524 Jun 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceIRNOP 2015 Conference
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period22/06/201524/06/2015

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    Geraldi, J., & Arlt, M. (2015). Confident and "wrong"? Towards a mindful use of visuals in project portfolio decisions. Paper presented at IRNOP 2015 Conference, London, United Kingdom.