Site archive. SpicyNodes was active 2005-2018.

SpicyNodes is no longer available to new users.

The SpicyNodes project was an outgrowth of IDEA’s quest to display online knowledge in a way that mimicked how people interact with information in the real world.

The project expanded the theoretical underpinnings of concept mapping and developed into an Adobe Flash-based radial mapping tree. This web-based data visualization tool was used by individual and organizational subscribers to create content portals, mind maps, sitemaps, and even poetry. While the authoring implementation of the tool is now shuttered, approximately 3 million people utilized SpicyNodes while it was active. The WikiNodes app for iOS tablets used SpicyNodes’ technology to create an innovative browser for Wikipedia topics.

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