As i stated before, I’ve been doing research on the social aspects of the Long Tail which leads me to the pyschology of customer choice and how people filter down choices and also looking at communities (both online and offline) that help drive niche markets.
In doing this, one of my industrious teammates took the initiative and started a ‘mind-map’ of the concepts so we can visualize our ideas and see the relationships. One of these tools is called c-map, and offers some interesting capabilities that allow for a collaborative environment to create relationships between ideas. Also you can link from it to the web, or do searches based on what is in the boxes all in a realtime environment where multiple people are doing things at the same time. Very cool stuff. Here is a snapshot of it.