28 January 2005

A roadmap is a visual representation of a sequence of steps along a timeline that depends on a roadmapping process to capture and organize the information and knowledge represented, a generic roadmap template might consist of:
a timeline (know-when), e.g. a 2-5 year deliverable lifecycle
a purpose layer (know-why), e.g. business or market objectives
a delivery layer (know-what), e.g. a product or service deliverable
a resources layer (know-how), e.g. technology or competency support
Links exist between the steps within a roadmap layer, between steps across roadmap layers and between roadmap steps and other information entities "submerged" within the roadmap logic. For example, a roadmap step may be linked to a project plan or an engineering diagram, which in turn is held in a separate project management or CAD application. : http://www.intelligententerprise.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=57700849

If the Industrial Age was built on people's backs, and the Information Age on people's left hemispheres, the Conceptual Age is being built on people's right hemispheres. "In a world upended by outsourcing, deluged with data, and choked with choices, the abilities that matter most are now closer in spirit to the specialties of the right hemisphere - artistry, empathy, seeing the big picture, and pursuing the transcendent." http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.02/brain.html We've progressed from a society of farmers to a society of factory workers to a society of knowledge workers. And now we're progressing yet again - to a society of creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers. .. High concept involves the ability to create artistic and emotional beauty, to detect patterns and opportunities, to craft a satisfying narrative, and to come up with inventions the world didn't know it was missing. Adapted from A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age, copyright © by Daniel H. Pink (dp@danpink.com)

Wild Rabbit Hole Map (idea) based on http://www.livejournal.com/users/crisper/26562.html January 27th is the birthday of Lewis Carrol, author of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Alice fell down a rabbit hole into a place where everything had changed and none of the rules could be counted on to apply anymore. Example exaggeration http://www.livejournal.com/users/wolflahti/43387.html . Follow the white rabbit. ..

Fractal Expressionist : "... fascination with chaos, fractals and the emergence of order from within complex dynamical systems.... lead him on an unpredictable course that produced a decade-long burst of bold visual creativity." : http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2005/0127art.shtml he started with the pretext that "an accident is something that can trigger the development of a work, but then through pictorial techniques analogous to iteration and self-organization, the final output goes beyond ..." http://homepage.mac.com/zaratemauricio/CHAOSCONTAINED/PhotoAlbum10.html

Blind engineering student 'reads' color-scaled weather maps using Cornell software that converts color into sound : http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/Jan05/Wong.software.to.html

"We are more ready to try the untriedwhen what we do is inconsequential. Hence the remarkable fact that many inventions had their birth as toys." - Eric Hoffer

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