View topic - Scapple Beta - New Users Please Read EDIT: Scapple is now available for purchase. Please visit the product page: Hello all, It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Literature & Latte's newest piece of software - Scapple. scapple /skapˈl/ ... vt to work or shape... roughly, without smoothing to a finish.- The Chambers Dictionary, 12th Edition Scapple is now ready for beta-testing, and I'd like to invite everyone who is interested to download it, give it a whirl, and report any bugs to us. 15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management Since I started my quest a few years ago searching for the ultimate knowledge management tool, I’ve discovered a number of interesting applications that help people efficiently organize information. There certainly is no shortage of solutions for this problem domain. Many tools exist that offer the ability to discover, save, organize, search, and retrieve information. However, I’ve noticed a trend in recent years, and some newer applications are focusing more on the visual representation and relationship of knowledge. I believe this is in part due to the wider adoption of mind mapping (and concept mapping), and leveraging concepts and advances in the semantic web community. Most traditional personal knowledge management (PKM) or personal information management (PIM) applications offer the same basic set of features:
Twitter Search, Monitoring, & Analytics With iOS 9, Search lets you look for content from the web, your contacts, apps, nearby places, and more. Powered by Siri, Search offers suggestions and updates results as you type. There are two ways to use Search on your iOS device.
Edit Nodes: Preview The SpicyNodes chefs are hard at work creating the next generation of interactive data experiences using SpicyNodes on the iPad. SpicyNodes excels for browsing big, related data. Imagine what it could do for your rich content about related ideas, people, apps, music, arts, sciences, business concepts, and so on.
Team-Based Software Innovation Welcome to the Essence homepage Just about everybody is for innovation, everybody talks about it and finds it vitally important, but somehow we seem to have a a shortage of methodological advice on how to make innovation more likely to occur in software development – at least at the level of the software team or project. Essence is an attempt to offer such advice and complement the contributions of other writers such as my good colleague, Jeremy Rose (Rose, J. (2010). Software Innovation: eight work-style heuristics for creative software developers. Aalborg, Software Innovation, Aalborg University).
Visualizing Tables and Tabular Data with Circos Circos can be used to turn tables into images. Transform boring tables into informative and visually compelling datagraphics! And, do so quickly with the online version of Circos. In this approach, the table's columns and rows are represented by segments around the circle. Individual cells are shown as ribbons, which connect the corresponding row and column segments (more details). The Ten Myths of Innovation: the best summary I wrote the bestselling book The Myths of Innovation to share the truths everyone should know about how big ideas really change the world. Far too much of what we know about creativity isn’t based on facts at all, and my mission is to change this. Since its publication I’ve seen bloggers summarize the book into simple lists (or cheezy videos), but here’s a version written by my own hand. You can also see my compilation of 177 innovation myths others have written about. The book was heavily researched with 100s of footnotes and references, but here’s the tightest summation:
The 36 best tools for data visualization It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. Get Adobe Creative Cloud One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone. And nowadays, there's plenty of free graphic design software to help you do just that.
Realizing the Theory: Yield Management of Knowledge Since I have now responded to a related USPTO elections/restriction letter, I feel a bit more freedom in sharing additional thoughts on the underlying theory that has served as the foundation of Kyield: Yield Management of Knowledge: The process by which individuals and organizations manage the quality and quantity of information consumption, storage, and retrieval in order to optimize knowledge yield.–(me) (Please see this related post prior to attempting to categorize) Background: The cyber lab experiment The theory emerged gradually over several years of hyper intensive information management in my small lab on our property in northern Arizona (we are currently based in Santa Fe after a year in the Bay area). Braindump Braindump is a tool to dump and organize the content of your brain (ideas, drawings, images, texts…) to your computer. It works by allowing to create and edit whiteboards, which are infinite canvas on which you can add texts, images, charts, drawings… You can also organize your ideas into diagrams and flowcharts:
Quantum Internet: First Teleportation To A Solid-State Quantum Memory Quantum teleportation is the ability to transmit from one location to another without traveling through the space in between. Matter itself doesn’t make this journey, only the information that describes it. This is transmitted to a new body that takes on the identity of the original. But while science fiction fans have focused on body involved, quantum physicists are more interested in the information. List of concept- and mind-mapping software Concept-mapping and mind-mapping software are used to create diagrams of relationships between concepts, ideas or other pieces of information. It has been suggested that the mind mapping technique can improve learning/study efficiency up to 15% over conventional note taking. There are a number of software packages and websites that allow the creation of, or otherwise support mind maps. File format Using a standard file format allows interchange of files between various programs. Many of the programs listed below support the mm format used by FreeMind. The mm format is an XML text format consisting of tagged objects.