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The Blog » This blog is about software for mindmapping and organising information. This blog will keep you bang up to date on developments in the world of visual networks and all types of business maps.

The Blog » This blog is about software for mindmapping and organising information. This blog will keep you bang up to date on developments in the world of visual networks and all types of business maps.
Mind maps Mindmapinspiration’s Gallery Mindmapinspiration has a Gallery and, as usual with Paul Foreman’s inspiring work, it’s great. A worthy addition to’s Mind Map Libraries. Libraries of Mind Maps (updated) Have you noticed the growth of sites featuring libraries of mind maps on the web? Interesting hand made mind maps My focus at is on software-made mind maps – well obviously, I do claim this as “the master list of mind mapping and information management software”, after all. Knowledge management Visual note taking From Japan, but working in English, iroha Note takes a textual approach to visualization – or a visual approach to text notes (take your pick). Its free version feels rather like clustering with Post-it notes, but adds the capability to freely associate notes using visible but subtle linking lines. The paid-for version, iroha Note+, adds the capability to freely associate notes using visible Continue reading… A visual eye on education Related:  ModelingSocial Network Analysis

The Mind-Mapping Wiki In a post some months ago, I promised to tell you more about WikIT, the mind mapping wiki but kept getting distracted. Now I have found a few minutes to keep my word. WikIT is a facinating resource. It takes the line that different uses of ‘information maps’ (I’m planning a post about that phrase!) are best served by different map types and different rules. This wiki covers the many types of maps – mind maps, concept maps, argument maps and others. Although it looks a lot like Wikipedia, and has the same types of search facilities, WikIT often uses mind maps for navigation – that must be a boon – and takes advantage of MindManager 8′s ability to deliver Flash and PDF mind maps that work, as well as looking pretty. The best place to start is the list of all the subjects covered by the wiki. Information Tamers, who put this wiki together, have also remedied a hole in my site by adding a list of free mapping software on one of its pages. Google

Insight Maker | Free Simulation and Modeling in Your Browser Selected Tools Blogs Les secrets de la pensée libérée : 27 façons d’utiliser le mindmapping (cartes mentales) Ce billet se propose de vous offrir la traduction d’un fabuleux billet publié sur Bootstrapper intitulé “Secrets of Thinking Outside the Box: 27 Ways Digital Entrepreneurs Can Use Mindmapping“. Il se lit comme un conseil aux cyber entrepreuneurs en leur prescrivant les mindmaps comme développeur de leur business. Note : j’ai été jusqu’à reproduire toute la bibliographie (hyperliens) de l’auteur dans la traduction. Via l’excellent Brainsfeed (Pierre-yves Debliquy). L’une des méthodes de développement de la pensée les plus puissantes et efficaces est le mindmapping. Résumé Le Mindmapping stimule à la fois les hémisphères de la création et de la logique du cerveau. Mindmapping est parfois appelé « pensée radiante. » (radiant thinking dans le texte). Organisation de l’information 1. Conception et planification 3. Management 11. La résolution de problèmes, la prise de décision, l’établissement d’objectifs ‘établissement d’objectifs / gestion du temps.

Home InfoRapid KnowledgeBase Builder - Mind Maps as Knowledge Storage 15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management Since I started my quest a few years ago searching for the ultimate knowledge management tool, I’ve discovered a number of interesting applications that help people efficiently organize information. There certainly is no shortage of solutions for this problem domain. Many tools exist that offer the ability to discover, save, organize, search, and retrieve information. However, I’ve noticed a trend in recent years, and some newer applications are focusing more on the visual representation and relationship of knowledge. I believe this is in part due to the wider adoption of mind mapping (and concept mapping), and leveraging concepts and advances in the semantic web community. Most traditional personal knowledge management (PKM) or personal information management (PIM) applications offer the same basic set of features: These are essential features, however don’t offer too much to the more visually-inclined knowledge junkies. 15. 14. 13. 12. eyePlorer 11. Pages: 1 2 3

JPC’S BLOG Using Mind Maps Magazine The Brain – istruzioni essenziali Per un uso didattico di Personal Brain 4.0 – istruzioni essenziali (di Marco Guastavigna) [scarica il pdf compresso] Confesso che ricomincio a scrivere istruzioni sull’uso di Personal Brain un po’ più di 6 anni dopo la pubblicazione delle istruzioni essenziali per l’uso della versione 2, con emozione e nostalgia. L’ambiente ha conservato infatti le sue caratteristiche essenziali – serve a produrre mappe dinamiche, una definizione che ho via via perfezionato negli anni riflettendo sulla proposta logico-visiva del programma; chi non conosce una mappa dinamica, ne può avere un esempio immediato sul sito del produttore, cliccando sui nodi nella parte alta e osservando via via come essi si ridispongano. Nel frattempo, però, Personal Brain è diventato ancora più ricco e potente, ma anche intuitivo. Non documenterò quindi le funzionalità di derivazione generale (per esempio come annullare un comando) e affiderò all’intuito dell’utente anche alcune di quelle specifiche dell’ambiente. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Tools to make visual process models Here’s a collection of process modeling tools that haven’t appeared on Mind-Mapping.Org before. As well as helping you make process diagrams, most offer simulation or analysis of processes, and some can make flowcharts and organization charts as well. They range in price from free (a very capable simulation tool supported by the National Science Foundation and Google) to nearly US$2,000. All Clear All Clear produces functional diagrams from text instead of the user manipulating the diagram directly. Its price is US$349. Bizag Process Modeler Bizag Process Modeler is a component of the heavy-duty Bizagi BPM Suite but is available free as a stand-alone unit. click for full-size image The BPM Suite is an enterprise product that supports business rules, forms designer, workflow, work portal, and analytics. Insight Maker Insight Maker is a substantial browser-based tool, used for visually modeling processes, simulating them and presenting the result graphically. iThink Its price is US$1,899. Vensim

Social Network Analysis and Visualisation for #RDAPlenary 3 | Digital Humanities & Journalism Twitter is a great source of information as well as a fantastic communication tool on specific event. In our – academic – world conferences are one of the most commonly occurring events, where a significant degree of communication between participants now happen on Twitter. Last week Dublin was hosting the Research Data Alliance Plenary 3 with over 400 participants. It was organised by Insight Centre and the DRI, as well as other partners from Australia, Europe and US. In this blog post I take you step by step through what I did for (1) computing top tweeters and retweeters, and (2) analysing and visualising the #RDAPlenary social network. Tools used: Twitter: You need a Twitter accountScraperWiki: You need a ScraperWiki accountMS Excel – used only for top tweeter identification and not necessary for social network analysisOpenRefineGephi Getting #RDAPlenary tweets The first step in this journey here is to download tweets from Twitter. There are various ways to collect tweets. 1. 3. 4. 5.