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The Ultimate Guide to Mind Maps and Mind Mapping Tools

The Ultimate Guide to Mind Maps and Mind Mapping Tools
What Are Mind Maps? Mind Maps are a way of visually organizing information that help you identify and understand the structure of a subject at a glance. They allow you to create logical connections between concepts that show how pieces of information fit together, providing you with a “map” of your ideas, processes, and concepts. You can use mind maps for many things such as outlining presentations, ebooks, and content plans, engaging in logical problem solving, and mapping out user experiences online and in the real world. Popularized by British psychologist Tony Buzan, mind maps differ from conventional note taking or planning by presenting a non-linear form, which is moe akin to brain storming and the way the mind creates. Buzan also argues that the mind map uses the full range of left and right human cortical skills, balances the brain, taps into the alleged “99% of your unused mental potential”, as well as intuition (which he calls “superlogic”). Mind Mapping Best Practices Related:  MindMap tools

Joom!FreeMind - Open Source Current Projects Joom!FreeMind StandAlone ver.1.8 for Joomla 1.5.x (stand-alone tool) Copyright (c) 2008 Cosmin Damian Issued as open source under GNU/GPL. Joom! Joom! Quick download link : Joom! Concept map - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Iceweasel An Electricity Concept Map, an example of a concept map A concept map or conceptual diagram is a diagram that depicts suggested relationships between concepts.[1] It is a graphical tool that designers, engineers, technical writers, and others use to organize and structure knowledge. A concept map typically represents ideas and information as boxes or circles, which it connects with labeled arrows in a downward-branching hierarchical structure. The relationship between concepts can be articulated in linking phrases such as causes, requires, or contributes to.[2] Overview[edit] A concept map is a way of representing relationships between ideas, images, or words in the same way that a sentence diagram represents the grammar of a sentence, a road map represents the locations of highways and towns, and a circuit diagram represents the workings of an electrical appliance. Concept maps were developed to enhance meaningful learning in the sciences. Differences from other visualizations[edit]

Mind Map on Wikipedia A mind map about educational technology A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is hierarchical and shows relationships among pieces of the whole.[1] It is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those major ideas. Mind maps can also be drawn by hand, either as "rough notes" during a lecture, meeting or planning session, for example, or as higher quality pictures when more time is available. Origins[edit] The semantic network was developed in the late 1950s as a theory to understand human learning and developed further by Allan M. Popularisation of the term "mind map"[edit] Buzan says the idea was inspired by Alfred Korzybski's general semantics as popularized in science fiction novels, such as those of Robert A. Uses[edit]

Visual Mapping.com Classification of Emotions Psychologists have yet to fully tackle the question “How many emotions do we have?” Part of the difficulty is because our experiences are so complex and involve so many different factors, so distinguishing one emotion from another is a lot like drawing lines of sand in the desert. It can be hard to determine where one emotions ends or another begins. Despite how difficult these distinctions may be, plenty of psychologists have attempted to classify our emotions into different categories. Ekman’s List of Basic Emotions (1972) Ekman devised his list of basic emotions after doing research on many different cultures. Anger Disgust Fear Happiness Sadness Surprise Ekman added to this list in the 1990s, but stated that not all of these can be encoded via facial expressions: Amusement Contempt Contentment Embarrassment Excitement Guilt Pride in achievement Relief Satisfaction Sensory pleasure Shame Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions (1980) Robert Plutchik created a new conception of emotions in 1980.

Mindmapping, concept mapping and information organisation software 30+ Mind Mapping Tools We all need to organize our thoughts sometimes, and there seems to be no better way to do it than in a visual fashion. We've got 30+ mind mapping tools to help you do just that. And since we know some of you are on a budget, we've got free and paid suggestions for you. Don’t forget to check out our post where you can suggest future toolbox topics! Free Bubbl.us - A flash based brainstorming tool that you can share with others and also embed in to your site. Cayra.net - A desktop-only app that runs on Windows XP or Vista. CmapTools - Free to universities, students, federal employees, and individuals for personal use. CompendiumInstitute.org - A free mind mapping and brainstorming tool from the Open University. DebateMapper.com - A bit of a different mapper in that it focuses on mapping out debates, whether they be political or business. Gliffy.com - Draw & share all sorts of diagrams and mind maps. MindPlan.com - Free for personal use. RecallPlus.com - Geared towards students. See also:

Yahoo Pipes Code Generator (Python): Pipe2Py Wouldn’t it be nice if you coud use Yahoo Pipes as a visual editor for generating your own feed powered applications running on your own server? Now you can… One of the concerns occasionally raised around Yahoo Pipes (other than the stability and responsiveness issues) relates to the dependence that results on the Yahoo pipes platform from creating a pipe. Where a pipe is used to construct an information feed that may get published on an “official” web page, users need to feel that content will always be being fed through the pipe, not just when when Pipes feels like it. (Actually, I think the Pipes backend is reasonably stable, it’s just the front end editor/GUI that has its moments…) Greg Gaughan picked up the challenge and came up with a Python code generator for doing just that, written in Python. Anyway – the code is at and it works as follows. we generate a Python version of the pipe as follows:python compile.py -p 404411a8d22104920f3fc1f428f33642

How to Make a Mind Map® The 'Laws of Mind Mapping' were originally devised by Tony Buzan when he codified the use of imagery, colour and association and coined the phrase 'Mind Mapping'. In the intervening 30 plus years, there have been many variations on the original 'Mind Map ' and the widespread usage of mapping software of various sorts, has dramatically changed what is possible. >> Click here to go to a video that provides a rapid (99 second) overview of how to Mind Map. (Note that you will be asked for your e-mail address so that you can view the video free of charge). The summary below is based on Buzan's structure (a 'Mind Mapping, how to' - details available in his many books) but we believe that whilst this structure is great for establishing well structured maps that can be used in many different ways, variations on these rules or 'laws' are often sensible and appropriate - as long as they are based on an understanding of why the laws exist and what they are trying to help the mind mapper to achieve.

FreeMind Stuff What follows are not fully consolidated posts, written mostly by FreeMind users. Up to 18. 2. 2004 nobody in the forum seems to have FreeMind running on a PDA. It should be possible because there are Java-VMs for the Palm and Pocket PC platform (e. g. SuperWaba) and there is JRE for Linux-based PDAs. If you succeed, please write about it here. A FreeMindPDA SuperWaba version is under development by Vik Olliver, which is incomplete but Open Sourced, so feel free to improve on it. I created XSLT files to translate to/from ShadowPlan Desktop XML format. A new application "FreeYourMind" for an PDA outliner that runs on a Windows-PDA and uses the FreeMind data format can be found unter [1]. Dynamically generated mind maps visualized by Freemind Flashbrowser. Disclaimer: What follows are suggestions of FreeMind users, not of the FreeMind development team. Frankly, I do not think that a hybrid between FreeMind and wiki is a good idea. Agreed. In general: Combination of wikis and mind maps Blogger

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