Mind Map is a dynamic quadrant continuum designed as a tool to connect minds at ITP or in any diverse, collaborative environment.
Users input areas of skill, interest, or project topics via a form or mouse click and can gauge proximity to clusters of other users. You can hover over each point to get user contact or project info. Ultimately I'd like to it be a point of first contact if users wish.
At ITP one often chances upon classmates' interests haphazardly over the PBJ table or at the equipment room counter while looking for the same sensor. Before coming to ITP my biggest unanswered question was: How to best tap the well of shared and divergent interests to find useful collaborations or share-points?
On a basic level it is similar to the intuitively logical yet flexible New York Magazine Approval Matrix:
And somewhat superficially may resemble Abe Rubenstein's Foosion ITP foosball scorekeeping site in form and spirit.
Questions for ITP students/users:
WOULD YOU LIKE TO USE THIS TOOL?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO USE A WEIGHTED SURVEY FORM TO CALCULATE GRAPH POINTS?
WOULD YOU RATHER USE A MOUSE CLICK TO PLACE IT YOURSELF?
DOES ADDING A CATEGORY SUGGESTION FIELD MAKE SENSE?