Posted by: pkab | 13 November 2008

The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE)


The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is an Open Source project based at Tufts University. The VUE project is focused on creating flexible tools for managing and integrating digital resources in support of teaching, learning and research. VUE provides a flexible visual environment for structuring, presenting, and sharing digital information. VUE is Java based program.

The Visual Understanding Environment

The Visual Understanding Environment

How is VUE different from existing concept mapping software?
Concept maps have had a long and fruitful history in education for both teaching and learning. They provide visual representations of complex ideas or processes and the ways in which these elements are connected or interrelated. When concept maps and the ideas they represent are connected to digital resources, as in VUE, concept maps also become content maps. VUE was designed based upon the need for easy access to and organization of digital content, whether local or stored in persistent digital library systems. The data sources and resource panels are designed to place digital files at your fingertips in support of content mapping. In addition to an emphasis on mapping digital content, VUE also allows map authors to create visual pathways through a content map and supports the assignment of author-defined metadata to map elements. These features make complex maps accessible to learners by providing a guided tour of the content and by allowing users to search for, display and/or conceal map elements in support of customized presentations.

Visit Tufts University to find out more information.

Posted by: pkab | 13 November 2008

Background Image


McCain and Obama MindMapMcCain and Obama MindMap

Sur menemukan sebuah Peta Konsep berbasis program komputer MindManager (buatan MindJet) yang menggunakan gambar di latar belakangnya untuk menambah semarak peta yang dihasilkan.

Caranya membuatnya adalah sebagai berikut: Klik kanan di tempat kosong. Pilih: Background -> Background Properties. Klik Select Image -> Browse dan cari gambar yang sesuai (tema dan ukurannya walaupun nanti bisa diatur sebagai Strecth/Fit di bagian Tile Options). Atur juga transparancynya sekitar 20%-an atau sesuai keinginan supaya gambar tidak terlalu mencolok dan mengganggu peta konsep yang dibuat.

Ide yang bagus juga untuk membandingkan Calon-calon Presiden Republik Indonesia mendatang dengan membuatkan Peta Konsep Perbandingan seperti gambar di atas, sehingga dengan cepat orang bisa bandingkan program yang hendak dicapai dalam masa jabatannya. Bisa juga untuk membandingkan 2 buah produk atau layanan (tidak terbatas membandingkan orang dengan orang).

Sumber Peta dan trick: Maplicious

Posted by: pkab | 12 November 2008

Shift Happens


By: Scott Raskin
MindJet CEO

What's New in MindManager 8

What's New in MindManager 8

With companies and workers facing the most challenging economy in decades, it’s clear that uncertainty is the new normal.   While businesses scramble to stay afloat, employees are struggling to prove their value, maintain their edge, and deal with the impact of down-sizing on their work load.   To make matters worse, the very technologies meant to make us more efficient and informed are actually making us less focused, less productive, and more frustrated.  According to a study by research firm Basex and reported by The New York Times, “information overload” was identified as the business problem of 2008 and estimated to be a $650 billion drain on the US economy. Companies like Microsoft, Google, Cisco, and Oracle are all working to try to solve the problem that they’ve helped create. Something’s got to give.

At Mindjet we’re revolutionizing the way people work with information, ideas, and each other. For the last 15 years, we’ve been helping people who want to have an impact unlock the hidden value in information and ideas to stay focused on what’s most important, get things done and drive results. Our 1.5 million users are at the forefront of a revolution of warrior-like information workers taking matters into their own hands. These are the people we’re here to help. Read More…

Posted by: pkab | 12 November 2008

MindJet Launches MindManager 8


mm8gamechangerMindjet Launches MindManager 8 and MindManager Web to Help People Do More With Less in the Most Challenging Global Economy in a Half Century

Mindjet Makes Mind Mapping Productivity Available to All with the New Adobe Flash-Based Mindjet Player; Saves Time and Money for Individuals, Teams, and Enterprises

SAN FRANCISCO – November 11, 2008 – With companies and workers facing the most challenging global economy in decades, Mindjet® today launched MindManager® 8 and MindManager Web™, two new products that help individuals save significant amounts of time, conquer information overload, and become more effective. Additionally, Mindjet delivered powerful publishing capabilities with the release of the all-new Mindjet Player™. For the first time, fully interactive mind maps can be freely shared so anyone can discover the power of mind mapping, and unlock its potential to create breakthroughs in productivity and innovation.

Posted by: pkab | 12 November 2008

MindManager 8 Is Out


Dream It. Map It. Share It.

MindManager 8: Dream It. Map It. Share It.

Sur have privileged to taste MindManager 8. It blow his mind with its incredible features. The first thing Sur noticed is red colour like fire (hot and wild) for cooking the ideas from the scratch into the realized thing in better way, as the new tag line says: Dream It, Map It, and then Share It!

The second thing is DataBase Linker. It can connect to various database systems. As simple as as click Insert – Databases – Select Database – Browse a Table – Make simple search – Choosing fields – Add to the Map. This feature will even more powerful if the user can create a SQL query on the database (Sur wish the SQL query thing in the next 8.x version).

Database Connection

Database Connection

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Posted by: pkab | 10 November 2008

Ide Iklan Menjala Ikan Terakhir


Orange Ad Mind Map

Orange Ad Mind Map

Susan Percy thinks this picture of an Orange Ad using an (almost) mind map is quite entertaining. Not quite enough light for a great photo though. Source: MindMapping Forum at Ecademy Club

Mari Kita Duduk Bersama Untuk Pecahkan Masalah Ikan Nasional

Mari Kita Duduk Bersama Untuk Pecahkan Masalah Ikan Nasional

Siang ini Sur diajak makan bersama oleh Riza D (SekJen KIARA) di Dapur Sunda untuk membicara brainstorming untuk mengatasi permasalahan yang diangkat oleh e-Book Menjala Ikan Terakhir. Pertemuan singkat siang ini menghasilkan beberapa ide: membuat banner yang cukup besar (katakanlah 20 meter x 10 meter) dengan patungan dana berbagai LSM (atau nanti dicarikan sponsor yang mau mendukung) untuk membuat Peta Konsep dari e-Book Menjala Ikan Terakhir dan apa yang dapat pembaca bisa lakukan untuk ikut melibatkan diri.

Foto di atas adalah iklan yang sering ditempel di stasiun kereta bawah tanah. Ide menarik juga untuk menggandeng para sponsor produk komersil untuk membantu membuatkan “IKLAN Menjala Ikan Terakhir” dan mereka memasangkan logo produk mereka.

tipoficebergAkan diadakan pertemuan lagi dengan beberapa LSM lain untuk menyamakan persepsi dengan melengkapi informasi yang dimiliki oleh masing-masing LSM. Sehingga diharapkan dapat tercipta gambaran besar (sehingga tidak melulu kita melihat dan berkutat pada puncak gunung es / tip of iceberg), sebuah peta yang bisa merepresentasikan akar pemasalahan perikanan nasional yang akut.

Setelah itu akan ada pembagian tugas LSM mana akan mencoba selesaikan tugas yang mana dan pertemuan berkala untuk mensinkronkan kembali apa yang sudah dicapai dari masing-masing LSM, sehingga dapat ditentukan lagi langkah-langkah ke depannya.

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