Take my new tree-structure-free gizmo (pls use Firefox/Safari) out for a test drive:
What is it?
Whatever you want it to be: Navigation-free website. Tags-only blog. Complicated-to-simple database. Active resource picker. Knowledge and learning base. File system. Whatever. An experiment for the heck of it.
Basically a different approach to organise data, finding data, and transferring knowledge.
An example of no-tree-structure-at-all. Anataxonomy in practice:
Free, dynamic and imprecise tagging of objects/subjects vs. fixed positioning in two-dimensional tree structure.
- Finding / Identity:
Intersection/overlapping of multiple imprecise tags with no regard to sequence nor logic vs. precise navigation following learned standards / unique logical positions.
Object/subject relationships directly visible in identity vs. identity plus large amounts of data linkage.
Enough talk, here's the tagwork, but first a few hints to ease you into it:
(Please, please use Firefox or Safari... anything but the "that browser which cannot be named", otherwise some features (modern technology and such) does not display nicely.)
- Write "wa" in the field.
- Click on "War", then "Wall" - see what happens.
- Write "sm" in field instead.
- Click "Smile".
- Unclick "War".
- Got it?
- Click on any object-link and see whole text body, add comment (including more tags to comment) or add yet more tags to object/subject.
- If you need to create a new tag use "Add tag" on top of tag list.
- Please add another "art object" by hitting "Add object" on top of tag list and tag it at will!
[Note: The "art data base" is not the world's largest with its 15 objects (OK, I'm lazy, and no DB import function yet :), so feel free to add more objects. Anything is appreciated, it's only a test man!]
Now go there: http://thingamy.com/tagwork/ - enjoy! (pls use Firefox/Safari)
The "tagwork" is a hands-on experiment, its traits are intrinsic to the Thingamy run-the-business system as base for the system's built-in communication (CMS, blog, mail-client etc.) and any interface where resources/data/objects/subjects have to be organised and found (HR, production, accounting, reports, etc), and choices have to be made (in process, workflow, etc.).
That said, the example have a nice admin back-end and can stand alone as a CMS, data repository, file system replacement (heh, why not?), blog system (let's add RSS and trackback), different take on wikis or whatever you could imagine.