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Weizenbaum Knowledge Hypercube

The Data Awareness Canvas is a workshop tool that sensitises people to the potential and risks of automated data use in organisations. The goal of the tool is to accompany the data-based transformation of an organisation.

What is the HyperCube?

The HyperCube is a framework developed by the Weizenbaum Institute for the support, visualisation and result validation of interdisciplinary workshops. The HyperCube supports a moderated discussion process, which integrates the perspectives of all participants by combining and securing their insights, questions and possible solutions (= HyperCube session).

At the center of the HyperCube is the development of a topic-focused mind map by the session participants. Their ideas and impulses are recorded in the form of core concepts and put in relation to each other, based on a process of discussing, prioritizing and documenting.

Digitalisation and Sustainability

The HyperCube was created in the cross-sectional area of »Digitisation and Sustainability« of the Weizenbaum Institute. The project emerged from the in-depth discussion of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the context of information and communication technologies (ICT).

Among other sources, these initial discussions heavily relied on the main report Towards our Common Digital Future by the German Advisory Council on Global Change.

Team and Contact

The team of this interdisciplinary research project consists of members of the research groups „Responsibility and the Internet of Things“ und „Data-Driven Business Model Innovations“.

The Hypercube is under constant development and will be used in many upcoming workshops. If you have any questions about its use or simply want to talk to us, please contact: