(Keywords: Zoom, Fractal, Plan)
I'm the founder of Gigantt, a very early stage startup. The product I'm working on will be a web application that allows you to plan complex projects with a revolutionary UI approach. Basically a ZUI (Zoomable User Iterface) approach (like Google Maps) but applied to editing a huge graph of work items collaboratively.
If you're familiar with Gantt charts, imagine a gantt chart that you can zoom into in order to view another tiny Gantt chart embedded inside it, detailing its various sub-tasks. I'm attaching a sketch of the UI concept so you'll get an idea of how it looks. The screenshot shows a "Gigantt" version of the plot of the movie Ocean's Eleven. You can see how the various stages of their plan are represented recursively in a sort of a fractal version of a Gantt chart.
Some other planned features of this product:
1. Collaboratively edited simultaneously on the web. Like a Wiki page.
2. Very easy to drag/drop and edit the plan with keyboard shortcuts (like mind maps).
3. Images, documents and conversations are also embedded into the graph itself, so all the context for every work item is right there to view.
So far I only have a link to my blog: http://blog.gigantt.com/
website it still under construction.