we are planning a view of the overall Hook link data (networks). At the moment though it is conceived as lists / hierarchical. At CogSci Apps, some of us want to build a graph view (some people like graphic views more than others). On a previous project at SFU, we integrated jgraph views of the data our software generated – the data was similar to what Hook deals with, but most of it was internal to the software whereas Hook connects arbitrary information. But personally I think that this (visualization of network graphs) can be left to third parties who could build based on Hook’s automation, and I really expect this to be possible and feasible. I can imagine that one could write a bridge between Hook and an existing visualization app that supports automation (Tinderbox? iThoughts X? OmniGraffle? ) On my todo list is to write a blog post and/or forum post or topic that provides background on visualization.
Personal aside: I myself very much enjoyed geometry as a student many years ago. However, ever since CEGEP, I have thought heavily via outlining ( hierarchically, but with hypertext links), and of course text and list views. Having said that, Hook is not just for me. Moreover, I’ve always done a lot of diagramming for software design; and I have been trying to do more on the visualization side (iPad Pro 2018 with Apple Pencil has helped) . Brett Terpstra interviewed me a few years ago on Systematic – I think we discussed outline vs. mind mapping there/then. Brett Terpstra often blogs about mind mapping: Thinking faster with mind maps - BrettTerpstra.com – when he interviewed me for his podcast we had a little chat about that.
For now I think graphic visualization of Hook data is best designed by others. But again Hook, through automation support, can provide a basis for third parties to do visualization of Hook data – involving existing software and potentially new software.