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Symbolian develops effective solutions for knowledge management based on its worldwide unique ConeCanvas technology. We offer increased efficiency and user satisfaction in tasks that require understanding and editing structured information.

The industry standard for representing structured, hierarchical or graph data starts with the list or spreadsheet as a basic user interface metaphor. This approach requires the user to devote significant mental capacities to understanding the meaning behind the data. Shouldn’t knowledge be available at a glance? The status quo requires it to be extracted by reading and translating a data document.

Our approach is based on the tree of knowledge, a metaphor that traces back to ancient Greece, and depicts the hierarchical structure of knowledge. ConeCanvas uses this image by representing hierarchical knowledge structures as 3D trees that can be rotated and traversed to access the contained information.

This visualisation is implemented as a 3D view, which can be integrated with web applications, mobile apps or native software. Our interface makes it easy to remember where information is stored, as humans have a natural ability to navigate 3D spaces, and especially our memory is fine-tuned to remember where things are in a spatial environment.

ConeCanvas can be loaded with information from databases, files, spreadsheets or live data from other applications. Even 3D models can be mapped to the entries of a cone tree, so that products, components or other 3D structures are visually integrated with ConeCanvas.

Some use cases include:

  • Accounting software for businesses
  • Specification and development of hardware components
  • Requirements or failure mode analysis
  • Representation of decision trees in machine learning

Symbolian develops custom software solutions based on ConeCanvas that can increase efficiency in your business processes, reduce errors and improve user satisfaction. We also offer ConeCanvas as a licensed library that can be used as part of your own software solutions.

Please feel free to get in contact with us for a live demo and personal conversation about your needs and requirements.