A couple weeks ago a post by Seth Maislin caught my attention. In it, Seth talks about data visualizations and the need for explanation or interpretation to really understand and use the information presented. In the same way, perusing a taxonomy to establish patterns or identify gaps is often a murky pursuit.
Seth brings up an interesting idea of adding audio to assist in recognizing relationships and interpreting search query logs.
Simple patterns can be represented visually, but multifaceted interpretations might be better served using sound harmonies or vibration frequencies.
While these ideas may at first glance seem a little wacky, think about your own challenges making sense of the glut of data gleaned daily. Although this post is a bit science fiction, isn’t everything lately?