how visualization and presentation make simulations accessible to everyone
Election results can be hard to predict,
but the implications of demographic changes can be visualized to help understand
the dynamics of the electorate. Business decisions can have unexpected
consequences, but those possibilities can be safely explored and taught
using a thoughtfully constructed learning environment.
In this webinar, Michael Bean will present
LatinoVoteMap, a tool used in the 2012 presidential election, along with
a number of online simulators developed for business education and published
by Harvard Business Review. These interactive tools quickly and effectively
provide the insights and understanding that come from long hours of modeling
and analysis to people without the requisite technical expertise. Michael
will outline the design principles necessary to make world class simulators
that many people can use.
Widespread acceptance requires that simulations
be easily understandable, convenient to access, and enjoyable to use. The
assumptions that people can change need to matter and the results shown
have to be important. With this in place, stakeholders can go beyond listening
to experts and filtering prebuilt scenarios to making policy interventions
and exploring the results of their actions.
This webinar is the eighth in the Big
Data, System Dynamics, and XMILE webinar series jointly sponsored by
IBM, isee systems, and the OASIS XMILE Technical Committee. The series
showcases exemplar applications of System Dynamics in the areas of environment,
business, health care, and public policy and discuss new opportunities
that will be available as the XMILE standard is adopted.