When I first started thinking about the idea behind InsightNG, I knew that a day would come when my vision would leave the back of a napkin and become something real and tangible. That big vision of
“enriching human life by empowering individuals with the ability to advance all critical thinking (so we can make more highly informed decisions, accelerate innovation and gain previously unforeseeable insights)”
has now come to life.
Our first major release is out
I am very excited to announce that our 1st Generation Platform has now been released onto our production servers and is ready for the public to sign-up and use.
As founder, this is a very satisfying moment for me and our hardworking team. We are still in beta and have much more that we will be adding to the platform as we grow and take in feedback from our user community.
You can learn more about the features the platform provides by heading to our Features page and for more in-depth detail and description on the features we have built so far, you can check out our version release announcements.
What the app does
From the beginning of our journey as a company, ongoing conversations and in-market research has shown us that the main challenges faced by our target users are more often related to a combination of lack of time, developing an original idea, finding relevant content, understanding the subject matter, knowing where to start and turn when stuck and keeping focused.
Our cloud-based 21st Century Learning app, focused on knowledge discovery, collaboration and problem-based visual learning, is suitable for individuals to enterprise customers (in the future) who are struggling to understand complex problems, drive important decisions, learn something difficult or even look for new ideas. You can read more on why InsightNG exists by checking out the background on our Why InsightNG? page.
Good reactions so far
Those who have been part of our hands-on user testing like what we have done so far:
- 100% want to keep involved in further testing sessions
- 88% would prefer to use a tool like InsightNG’s in the future
- 81% had discovered information that they had never found before
and some feedback:
- “Very positive experience. I can easily see its value to my work and future research.”
- “Being able to map concepts/theorists together and find new connections is invaluable.”
- “I like seeing visual evidence of how my ideas were evolving, and how the concepts related to each other. The visualization aspect is very appealing to me.”
- “Usually research is such a linear activity, so I think this has value – I could feel my brain working in different ways as I was forming connections between the nodes I created.”
- “I’m not very technical and sometimes I find that tools I use take more time to learn how to use them than is worth it from the output received. I feel that the learning curve was short, but the output was great. Therefore I think it would be something I would use.”
Help us to help you
If you haven’t done so already and want to take part in shaping our journey and help co-create the value our platform and app can bring to you and our growing user community, then sign-up now to become one of our Foundation Members.
Please don’t hesitate to send me an email if you have any questions or thoughts you would like to share with me.
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