Knowledge visualization is the utilization of a visual or visuals to disseminate information to a person or persons. This visual information can take the form of a pie chart, bar chart, graph, presentation, diagram, infographic, image, sketch or illustration. More than just transferring information, knowledge visualization attempts to ensure students receiving this visual information understand greater insights and perspectives surrounding a given topic.
Knowledge visualization refers to the use of visuals in a learning environment. Knowledge visualization is not a new idea—as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words—and many people have long described themselves as visual learners, though it is increasingly being utilized and studied in higher learning environments thanks, in part, to the proliferation of technology in the classroom.