Lifehacker.com says, “Mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture your thoughts and bring them to life in visual form.”
Mind mapping allows you to capture your thoughts or those of a group in a very unstructured way and then tie those thoughts together as you go along. It is great for brainstorming ideas without the structure of outlines and notes. According to Tony Buzan, “A Mind Map is a powerful graphic technique which provides a universal key to unlock the potential of the brain. It harnesses the full range of cortical skills – word, image, number, logic, rhythm, colour and spatial awareness – in a single, uniquely powerful manner.”
Many people understand concepts and remember things better when they look at things graphically rather than textually. Mind mapping can be used to document a project or for something as simple as map out a to-do list.
If you aren’t already mind mapping, here are some compelling reasons to start:
There are numerous mind mapping tools on the market. We, at Patricia Egen Consulting use to quickly and easily record our ideas and work flow as we work on project analysis and design. We like it so much we also sell it! MindMap is pretty easy to learn and comes with several output options, color schemes and graphics. If you are interested in learning more about ConceptDraw MindMap and the other project tools available, give us a call or email email@example.com. Happy mapping.