Title: Visualising legal information: mind maps and e-government

Authors: Colette R. Brunschwig

Addresses: Department of Law, Legal Visualisation Unit, University of Zurich, Ramistrasse 74, P.O. Box 52, Zurich 8001, Switzerland

Abstract: E-government websites represent legal information predominantly in textual form. Given the potential of the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to visualise information, this is astonishing. This paper adopts an innovative, multidisciplinary approach and a case study to demonstrate that mind mapping legal information would enhance its representation for the greater benefit of e-government users.

Keywords: e-government; electronic government; visualisation; ICT; information technology; communications; mind maps; legal iconography; legal information design; legal information management; legal knowledge management; legal knowledge representation.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2006.010809

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2006 Vol.3 No.4, pp.386 - 403

Published online: 04 Sep 2006 *

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