Tools for organizing Faceted Navigation ideas

27 Apr 2011 - 4:58pm
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MPawson
2010

I am running cardsorts, brainstorming, researching, using post it notes etc etc in order to develop a better IA schema on an internal knowledge base app. Any recommendations on tools that allow you to take those ahah moments or "maybe this will work" ideas and get them down on something better than scrawled notes and whiteboards. I am beginning to develop some facet classifications and would like a tool where I could record these, show the breakdown of the facets and objects within these and the relationships or not between the facets etc etc as I generate ideas.  I have tried Excel but it means splitting up the information over multiple sheets since the IA is really three dimensional. Also I then spend more time figuring out how to capture my idea in Excel correctly then getting on with my research.

Thanks

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29 Apr 2011 - 4:48pm
David More
2010

Take a look at Cmap Tools - http://cmap.ihmc.us/

Unlike most mind mapping software, it lets you create a network and doesn't force the concepts into a tree.

27 May 2011 - 3:56pm
mcaskey
2008

I like to freely diagram it in a tree, with a main brach for each of the main structuring methods, and sub-branches for the continued groupings and hierarchies. Freemind works great for playing with structures quickly, (once you get the hang of it).

Omnigraffle is also ok for it.

-Mike C.

On Apr 27, 2011, at 4:01 PM, MPawson wrote:

> I am running cardsorts, brainstorming, researching, using post it notes etc etc in order to develop a better IA schema on an internal knowledge base app. Any recommendations on tools that allow you to take those ahah moments or "maybe this will work" ideas and get them down on something better than scrawled notes and whiteboards. I am beginning to develop some facet classifications and would like a tool where I could record these, show the breakdown of the facets and objects within these and the relationships or not between the facets etc etc as I generate ideas. I have tried Excel but it means splitting up the information over multiple sheets since the IA is really three dimensional. Also I then spend more time figuring out how to capture my idea in Excel correctly then getting on with my research. > > Thanks > >

27 May 2011 - 3:56pm
MPawson
2010

I've been using Evernote for years to collect ideas and documentation in my daily work. You create a note and tag it with one or multiple tags. The first line of the note is automatically recognized as the title and you can paste web clips, pictures, pdfs, ... inside the rich text editor and you can share the notes via Evernote Web. I also use the iPhone version while on the go and the notes get automatically synchronized with my pc.

Nicola


Il 28/04/2011 0.08, MPawson ha scritto:

I am running cardsorts, brainstorming, researching, using post it notes etc etc in order to develop a better IA schema on an internal knowledge base app. Any recommendations on tools that allow you to take those ahah moments or "maybe this will work" ideas and get them down on something better than scrawled notes and whiteboards. I am beginning to develop some facet classifications and would like a tool where I could record these, show the breakdown of the facets and objects within these and the relationships or not between the facets etc etc as I generate ideas.  I have tried Excel but it means splitting up the information over multiple sheets since the IA is really three dimensional. Also I then spend more time figuring out how to capture my idea in Excel correctly then getting on with my research.

Thanks

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