Picture this. Some lawyers think visually, so software that graphically depicts ideas and their relationships to each other might be useful. I ran across an example on a blog called “Tools for Thought.”
All kinds of concepts would become clearer if they were presented as images (See my post of Nov. 28, 2005: mind-mapping software; May 7, 2006: semantic mapping in discovery; Feb. 23, 2006: argument mapping; Nov. 30, 2005: patent mapping; and Oct. 11, 2008: patent landscapes.).
In fact, the first 4,000 posts on this blog would present a wonderful opportunity to create a concept canvas. If I could figure out how to do that, law department managers could see better the relationships between posts and their ideas.