Social scientists -- sociologists, anthropologists, and archaeologists -- have always liked Storyspace and Tinderbox. Indeed, their needs were one of the original considerations in the first design proposals for Tinderbox.
Coding and analyzing irregular data gathered from interviews, field observation, and artifacts is an important route to understanding, and we need better tools for finding structure in complex data.
Next April, it looks like I'll be going to a London conference on Advances in Qualitative Computing. It should be interesting! Do you use Tinderbox or Storyspace for qualitative research? I'd love to hear about it! Email me. me.
How about a Tinderbox day on 21 or 22 April, 2007, in or near London?