Adooorable electronic post-it notes and pipes by @pketh—nice find by Eli Mellen.
Don’t really need to explain this link; don’t know if I can. It’s cute. You can write little notes on the page. It’s a web app created by Pirijan Ketheswaran, formerly of Glitch (and Frog Feels.)
From Pirijan’s blog post a month ago:
Kinopio is designed to:
- Get the chaotic messy thoughts and ideas out of your head
- Show you how they’re connected
- Help you figure out what they mean, and how to start working on them
I’ve covered mind-mapping techniques previously in How to Make a Complete Map of Every Thought You Think. There are echoes in the design of Yahoo! Pipes and Hypercard—but I think this is even more elegant than those. Spraying lines (as if with a spray tool) to select things. Showing selected elements using a wiggle.
The aesthetics might seem sugary sweet on the surface—but I think they are quite clever—and perhaps even conducive to brainstorming. I would actually be interested in seeing this expanded—almost as if you could make wiki or a blog this way. You can create multiple pages—and login/collaboration is on the roadmap—so maybe this will be possible soon.
Anyway, this is getting an entry in Web/Participate. What a great creative tool. Thanks, @pketh!