With many tools for thought, there have been criticisms of the graph view. “It looks like a garbage dump” is what some people say.
But what people are missing is the purpose of a graph view, to generate new ideas and connections. If this is your goal, then the graph view is amazing.
There are a few things in this UI that make the graph view useful for creativity:
- graph and notes are side by side
- currently logseq only shows you the graph view by itself . an improvement would be allowing shift+click to open each node on the right side
- graph view has visual features (colors, strokes) that denote certain relationships and interactivity like focusing and highlighting certain relationships
There is great potential for logseq to become a tool for creative thinking.