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HiveMind — cross-platform collaborative mind map editor
Mind map is a means of hierarchical data representation which is often used in study, project management, problem solving, brainstorming and many other activities. Mind mapping often involves many people of different occupations. It is not easy to provide all the members of a discussion with an equal ability to contribute. It is a real challenge to collaborate when participants are spread across space. The lack of approaches for distributed collaboration leads to loss of productivity and someone's ideas. Mobile devices open new capabilities in collaboration. They would overcome the mentioned problems. When using such an approach no one gets left behind in discussion despite his or her location. Unfortunately existing tools for mobile devices have a lack of functionality, existing on-line services usually require paid accounts or do not take into consideration peculiarities of mobile devices.
Full-function local mind mapping
Interface optimized for usage on mobile devices (Maemo/MeeGo platform) and PC
Interoperability with FreeMind application by using its file format for input/output
Chat for live discussion (integration with an external IM application is also possible)
Collaborative mind mapping for presentation of emerged ideas
- Distributed architecture with an ability to start collaboration at any moment without necessity of specially configured server or on-line service.
- Summer 2010. HiveMind application for local mind mapping on mobile device
- Autumn 2010. Concept of collaborative mind mapping with demo implementation
- Spring 2011. HiveMind application for distributed mind mapping on mobile device and PC, promoted to maemo-extras-testing. New use cases for collaborative mind mapping
- Autumn 2011. Final report at FRUCT conference
- Winter 2011-2012. Final project release
A. Vasilev, A. Golovchenko, A. Kulikov, I. Paramonov. "HiveMind: Cross-platform Application for Collaborative Mind Mapping." in Proc. 8th Conference of Open Innovations Framework Program FRUCT, 2010, pp. 9-12.
A. Vasilev, A. Golovchenko, A. Kulikov, I. Paramonov. "HiveMind Project: Collaborative Mind Mapping Concept and Its Implementation." Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis 440, pp. 1-5, 2011.
A. Vasilev, O. Kandaurov, A. Kulikov, I. Paramonov. "HiveMind Collaborative Mind Map Editor: Architecture and Implementation of Network Subsystem." in Proc. 9th Conference of Open Innovation Community FRUCT and 1st Regional MeeGo Summit Russia-Finland, 2011, pp. 25-29.
A. Vasilev, O. Kandaurov, I. Paramonov. "Integration of HiveMind Application into Smart Conference System." is Proc. Congress on intelligent systems and information technologies "IS&IT'11", 2011, pp. 2-10.
A.Vasilev, O. Kandaurov, E. Mamedov, I. Paramonov. "Interaction of HiveMind Application with Smart Conference System" in Proc. 10th Conference of Open Innovation Association FRUCT and the 2nd Finnish-Russian Mobile Linux Summit, 2011, pp. 7-11.