In this research project, which will last 18 months, we will develop a framework and a related Multi-Touch-Software for the visual management of risks and strategies. The applied research project is done jointly with our industry partner vasp datatecture GmbH ( Their consultants and visualization experts develop the methodologies and logical designs and prototypes. Based on this input, the software developers at ETH will elaborate a generic framework and a multi-touch-application. On top of that the researchers will envision and implement new forms of gesture based human computer interaction and a practical way for writing text without an external keyboard. Furthermore, an iPhone application will allow accessing the data for example from home or the bus, manipulating and processing the data of the application. This new visual management approach will lead to a new form of discussion, a reduction of complexity, more clarity and consistency, a higher involvement and motivation of people and thus increase efficiency.

The project can become a landmark for a paradigm shift towards a visual management.

Project start: January 2010
Project end: August 2011
Project Leader: Dr. Remo Burkhard
Project Team ETH: Gerhard Schmitt, Christine Meixner, Serge Gebhardt, Tracy Naedele-Yang, Christian Schneider, Lukas Treyer
Project Team vasp: Michael Meier, Sabina Glesti, Oliver Schmid

Contact: Dr. Remo Burkhard, remo.burkhard(at)

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