I agree the current layout is too "static". Seems like the hunches need to "go" somewhere. We need grouping, categories, phases. Once a hunch reaches a certain "level", it goes to a new place. And I think it's okay to have some hunches stay in the germination phase. Here are some related hunches to get you thinking: http://slowhunch.com/hunches/21-Implemented-or-Completed-or-Accomplished-tick-attribute http://nodebox.net/code/data/media/perception_comparisons3.jpg http://37signals.com/svn/posts/2659-iterations-a-new-internal-app-for-managing-what-we-work-on-next
If you are visual like me, this is like a mind map but you don't necessarily have a central idea (why) to start from. www.bubbl.us allows you to build a relationship diagram for “brainstorming”, which is cool. There used to be another site http://www.triptico.co.uk/ for brainstorming but I guess the traffic got too big on the site for their server to handle. Chris – might there be code in there that you could assimilate or the original author could create a plug in for SlowHunch? I have used this type of “bubbles-relationship” tool to build a “Sales Map” to help plan out strategy and tactics to capture a specific piece of business. All stake holders are pictured with a list of the things that they want/are important to them. The relative importance (influence) of them getting what they want as it relates to our success is shown as the size of the bubble. Once all the players are on the board influence lines are drawn between the players, heavier lines = more influence. Now you have the big picture of and you can plan your action. With this ClusterHunch it seems to me that there are several parts of an interesting solution afoot (hunches) but the “WHY” statement or “Problem” statement hasn’t been fully formed yet. http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html It might be helpful to graphically put all the hunches on the board, Tie then together in different ways and see what you get. Is that where you were going?
So if you click on a "tag" button on the right side of SlowHunch - all of the hunches with that tag are pulled up as a cluster. Is there a way to tie these hunches together in a brainstorming mind map? Looks like the place to start? Also - Is there an implicit "Why" in each of the tags? Should there be a description that is a roll over pop-up that tells what the "tag" is all about that can be edited by the hunchesphere?
I really like the idea of a bubbl.us style. I am a visual person too...and I really like the idea of this post.
I wonder how Chalk would work for the iPad. Has anybody tried it? http://37signals.com/svn/posts/2637-introducing-chalk-a-fun-little-browser-based-app-for-ipad-inspired-by-our-new-office
That would be nice to have on a PC for those who don't have an IPad...
Chalk is amazkng.
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