Visualizing group dynamics signals

Erik Kuijpers, Stef Van Den Elzen, Henri Hambartsumyan

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Abstract

The group dynamics visualizer is a solution to the problem healthcare workers are facing when working with social therapeutic groups. It is a well known problem that their reflection ability is affected negatively by the group dynamics. Healthcare workers become part of this groups dynamics and are no longer able to objectively observe and intervene. In this paper we describe the process of measuring group dynamics, a part of the 'group prevention plan'; more specific, giving feedback on the tension level of groups inside a psychiatric ward. A software application, 'group dynamics visualizer', is developed to measure and visualize the data. The visualization methods allow the user to quickly explore the data in order to find relations and abnormalities. This information is then used to prevent high-tension build up. Furthermore the software serves as an objective observation tool.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelected Papers from the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research - Digital Edition, MB'10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event7th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, MB'10 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 24 Aug 201027 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, MB'10
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period24/08/1027/08/10

Keywords

  • Data exploration
  • Matrix representation grid
  • Visualization

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