Visual Brainstorming in Concept Project Development in the Power Industry
Interdisciplinary teamwork is particularly important for large-scale power-engineering projects involving technological modernization. These teams are efficient when working on organizational tasks with a high degree of uncertainty, tasks requiring an unconventional approach. This chapter discusses an application of the original visualization method in the process of developing concept projects for the power industry. This chapter demonstrates that visualization methods can substantially broaden the horizon since they encourage a more integrated perspective: they highlight the relevant information for solving the problem and help prompt an effective solution. This method was tested at the strategic project session ‘visual brainstorming’; it involved a team of young managers from large energy companies and students pursuing master’s degree energy-related programs.
KeywordsVisual brainstorming Visualization Decision-making techniques Collective intelligence Concept projects Visual image Structure Information Uncertainty Interdisciplinarity
The work was supported by Act 211 Government of the Russian Federation, contract № 02.A03.21.0006.
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