I’ve been thinking a lot about information connectedness lately. Actually, it’s been for about the past 10 years but it’s ramping up to new heights right now. We work with PricewaterhouseCoopers and World Economic Forum, having created KnowledgeConcierge, which has gone through three iterations over the past ten years. And it’s always been about sharing knowledge content around the subjects being discussed at Davos and other regional Forum events throughout the year.
The time has come to start thinking about information and knowledge connectedness again. We’re playing with some ideas to go beyond the mindmap into something more useful, less confusing and that will help users see connections between information in a way that isn’t overwhelming, that is visual, but can communicate text-based information as well. While the idea of the semantic web is fantastic, and I can’t wait till we can really leverage it, this challenge comes down to information architecture and user experience, using standard web technologies.
Hopefully we’ll have a chance to bring this project to life in the coming months. If/when we do, I’ll post about it here again!