I have created a few maps- one I used in particular to teach a bunch of school students, mapped the events and perspectives of different be jurors in the film '12 angry men'. This was a session on 'thinking and biases'Pros:
the Perspectives feature which pops out the relationships from a particular perspective is powerfulCons:
struggling with presenting complex maps to the audience... Perhaps some zoom in features will help
When we suggest the need to “think about it” we often assume what that means as a purely in-the-head exercise. What I find Plectica really useful for is getting what’s in my head on a canvas that allows me to more deliberate and “thoughtful” about all the factors and elements in play — and how best to explain them for a given purpose. Anytime I see a canvas or graphical heuristic, I think of how easy it would be capture in Plectica. As a tool to support analysis, planning and knowledge management, Plectica is charting new territory. Bravo team — keep up the great work!!Pros:
Plectica’s ease of use, range of possible applications, and depth of individual and collaborative utility is exceptional.Cons:
I want to contribute to maps while mobile! A mobile mode would be wonderful.
I use Plectica every day for my job and studies, it has helped me retain more information more easily, and to be able to share knowledge with my colleagues. I'd definitely recommend trying Plectica, once you've created one map, you'll be hooked and start seeing maps in all you read or learn!Pros:
The Plectica team, ease of use, collaboration options, you can map literally anything, works great.Cons:
I think having a team account, instead of just individual accounts, would be great! Imagine the exponential collaboration...
I have created a lot of maps, and I love the way the system enables me to refine my thinking.Pros:
I love the flexibility to use the blank canvas or one of the helpful templates to draft my ideas, share, and collaborate.Cons:
The Waypoints feature is great, but I'm looking forward to its developing to support presentation a bit more robustly.
I dabbled with Plectica for about a month. I didn't really know what to do with it. Then I found Derek Cabrera's YouTube videos. A light bulb switched on. My new first step in organizing thoughts is too load Plectica and start a map.Pros:
Plectica is the perfect way to bring my scattered thoughts together, using DSRP as the framework.Cons:
I am a new user. I will reserve an answer to this until I know the system better.
I have been using Plectica for almost 10 months now and it has changed the way I take notes and organize thoughts in a daily basis.Pros:
Intuitive, easy to use and DSRP-comprehensive, accessible at all times and collaborative.Cons:
I would like to see map exportation to other softwares like Keynote and Powerpoint.
I’ve been using Plectica for about 10 months now and have become a bit of an evangelist for the product amongst my peers.Pros:
Essential part of my analysis workflowCons:
I can’t wait for this product to come to iOS as I’m using that platform more and more.
I can work on one part of a project and see it from the perspective of the entire work flow. Maps can be super simple and incredibly complex. Also I love that maps can be shared.Pros:
Plectica helps me get organized and enables me to see new relationships and get new ideas. This software helps me think.Cons:
Maps would be great in 3D!
I use Plectica daily. I am an adjunct professor and I use it to teach. Read the following for more on how I use it: http://bit.ly/2QEZ6b5Pros:
Illustrates how we make decisions and key decision points. It also allows you to take a deep dive into ideas and concepts.Cons:
The only con is that more people are not using it!