Company / Author
Knowhow Mobilisation, Kenneth Mackenzie
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What they say
“This tool is for consultants, academics, and industry professionals – people who need to gather information, think creatively, and communicate sound practical applications of their specialized knowledge. This tool can help you gather text and images, edit and annotate, organise and record. If you work to deadlines, EnvisionAide can boost your creativity and productivity when you need it most. If you use a portable PC this is an indispensible tool when working away from your desk. It can also help you make clear well-focused reports and help your fellow team members work together. EnvisionAide can be used to develop your ideas and draw on the further expertise you have gathered by research. You can even use it to genrate ideas from existing mind-maps by gathring text output from well-known mindmappeing software. EnvisionAide can help you make a new structure by combining the differing points of view you discover, and so synthesize a solution to a problem quickly. Creative people will find EnvisionAide fun and satisfying to use. With it, you can rapidly create free-form diagrams connecting snippets of information you have gathered. Each snippet explores a concept, and the relationships between concepts are also developed in the text of each snippet. The snippets are gathered, with associated media references into a snippet library, where search and select functionality allows you to investigate the concepts and obtain reports on sub-sets of associated snippets. You can use EnvisionAide’s text analysis features to find new associations between snippets – (associations not ‘in the box’) and use special 3D visualisation tools to visualise new points of view that can spark new ideas.. You can publish reports as rich text or as a fully indexed and cross-referenced web-site. You can even export your results as an XML knowledge base.”
Provides concept mapping rather than mind mapping with some basic 3D that may or may not be useful – it’s hard to judge given the poor quality of graphics in the site. The web site was last updated in April 2004. In June 2006, the domain was for sale. The software appears to be available at download sites.
Price: US$49 | Status: Historical (defunct) | Date added: 2006-03-14