Even the Thesaurus has a visualization face-lift
There is no question that enhanced user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) is spreading throughout all applications. As Chris pointed out, IBM research is all over this. I am very impressed with the level of enhanced UI and UX in many products. Other then just impressive visualization, I have not found a useful purpose for many of these visualizations. Tonight that all changed as I tried to find a synonym for the word "activity". In my normal google search, I can across Visual Thesaurus. This cool new website/application take the thinkmap approach to visualization to help correlate words.
This website allows the user to have an interactive experience whether you are trying to find the definition, synonym, or even pronunciation. You can try the application for free before prompted for purchase. While I was on the website, I found what I needed in 2 minutes. However, I enjoyed the UX so much I keep re-launching the website for about 20 minutes playing around.