This site is a highly agile world of knowledge built using hawkVision.
The core of every hawk solution is a web application which can be used as a complete solution or as a key component of a broader solution, such as an API permitting other applications access to the info space.
This is a simple implementation of hawkVision as a web application. It describes, as well as demonstrates, the core of hawk's capabilities.
Features we wanted in this solution:
- A platform to grow on
- Natural, tactile, adaptive
- Morph and change as our needs change
- Easy to find what we want to know
- Also tell us what we need to know
-- Give us more concise knowledge than we know how to ask for
- Take advantage of open source
- Be accessible to 3rd party applications
- Social media
-- Communicate at a group level
-- Augment our ability to think as a group
-- Cooperative knowledge building
-- Augment our ability to act as a group
-- Map appropriate information in Google Maps, Google Earth, or other mapping service
-- Store and present electronic documents
-- Store and present images, audio, and video
- Provide application intelligence to augment each user's cognition
- Ultra flexible intuitive interface
- Interact with other data sources
Corporate site, technology site.
Demonstrate the expertise of A2 Technology Partners and the function and value of highly agile worlds of knowledge.
Share the vision and the technology.
Serve as a nexus for solution and technology development teams.
Types of Users:
Those needing services and products we offer, including solution design and development, web application design and development, contract talent, expert strategic and tactical consulting.
Investors, both those needing expert evaluation of technology and its feasibilty and those interested in participating in projects we are involved in.
Those looking for tools, expertise, and case studies to help work through Wicked Problems.
Those interested in the scientific and technical implications of highly agile worlds of knowledge.
Those researching the creators of, and technology behind, our solutions.
Types of Content:
A simple set of content types that can be demonstrated to cover a wide variety of needs, both expected and unexpected.
Basic content types include contacts, addresses/locations, phone numbers, email addresses, topics, , notes/articles, URLs, electronic documents, images, audio, video.
Function, Structure and Navigation:
Present complex information in an easy to digest format through the implementation of hawk technology.
hawkVision developed as a web application. The structure of the user's experience is determined moment to moment as they move through the world of knowledge in the site.
hawk two dimensional navigation including current focus item view with its connections, current focus item full view with its connections in a larger format for more thorough examination while remaining focused on the current item. Featured items set up for guests by authenticated users. Favorites and recent views for authenticated users.
Themes and skins allow the designer, site owner and users to affect visual design and behavior on the fly.
The site is currently displaying the most basic theme. Additional preconfigured themes will be added that will allow the user to change themes from moment to moment while using the site.
Behaviors are a future feature that will allow authenticated users to designate behaviors when content items are connected. Behaviors can be different visual and tactile skins that are applied under certain conditions. A simple example would be to display the item in a prominent manner when viewed from a particular perspective. ie. when viewing this phone number while focusing on this contact, display it at the top of the list and give it a drop shadow to accentuate it. An advanced example would be; when someone views this note while focused on this person, show only the summary and require a password to look at the full transcript, all the while making entries in the akashic record of the site.
The functions provided by client side development are a large part of the hawk experience and is the next focus of the our development.
hawk will have a variety of user experiences available as the product matures, including innovative board layouts that a user can shift between moment by moment, a 2D canvas that hawk will use to draw each current view in perspective, spin-able 3D tanks in which hawk will construct each current view in perspective, immersive 3D worlds where the user can move about the hawkSpace in 3D, and innovative new concepts for the presentation of hawkSpaces in very small format devices, such as smart phones.