How I Use Mindmapping to Write I use lots of tools for writing. The other day, I talked about the importance of writing practice. Today, as I’m working on a new speech, I wanted to share another tool I use: mind mapping. Before you ask, because the technology minded of you often do, this particular mindmapping software is called Mind Node and it’s for Mac. There are plenty of tools for Windows and some that operate online. I think Steve Rubel covered some a while back, but I’m too lazy to Bing the exact title. Literature and Latte - Scapple for Mac OS X and Windows Rough It Out Scapple doesn’t force you to make connections, and it doesn’t expect you to start out with one central idea off of which everything else is branched. There’s no built-in hierarchy at all, in fact—in Scapple, every note is equal, so you can connect them however you like. The idea behind Scapple is simple: when you are roughing out ideas, you need complete freedom to experiment with how those ideas best fit together. It’s Scapple Simple Creating notes is as easy as double-clicking anywhere on the canvas and then typing; making connections between ideas is as painless as dragging and dropping one note onto another.
Mind Maps®: Learning Skills from MindTools.com A Powerful Approach to Note-Taking (Also known as Mind Mapping, Concept Mapping, Spray Diagrams, and Spider Diagrams) "Mind Map" is a trademark of the Buzan Organization (see www.buzan.com). We have no association with this organization. Record ideas memorably with James Manktelow & Amy Carlson. Have you ever studied a subject or brainstormed an idea, only to find yourself with pages of information, but no clear view of how it fits together? ‘The mind map has become an intellectual capital thinking tool’ - Money Mind map helps everyone, from a year old baby to leading MNCs, in enhancing their efficiencies and in leading better lives, says Anthony “Tony” Buzan. Search for Tony Buzan and the internet will give gallons of information on mind maps and thinking. Mind map helps everyone, from a year old baby to leading MNCs, in enhancing their efficiencies and in leading better lives, says Anthony “Tony” Buzan. In a conversation with DNA, the world’s leading author and expert on brain and learning helps decode the multiple layers of the mind that can help in our professional and personal lives. Excerpts: How would you define mind maps?
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Who invented mind mapping I've seen comments around the web that say that Tony Buzan didn't invent mind mapping. What he did, they say, was to take a quite well-known technique (going back many hundreds of years according to some sources), narrowed it down with his ten rules and 'invented' a name, which he then trademarked (but see below for more about the mark). He then marketed this very successfully through BBC programmes (which is where I first encountered it in the 1970s), books and lecture tours. I had heard of and used spider diagrams long before that, though. The fact that we don't hear much mention of "idea sunbursting", a similar technique apparently, but we do hear about Mind Mapping all the time is a tribute to his marketing skill and proselytizing.
Brainstorming Mind Mapping using Mind Maps for Creativity and Generating Ideas In my previous post on Bubble Diagrams and Mind Mapping I mentioned the confusion between these thinking tools. Well another common confusion I often encounter is that Mind Mapping is described as “brainstorming”. Now whilst it can be used for brainstorming, Mind Mapping has so many other applications as well so defining it in such a restrictive way is rather limiting. So what I want to do in this post is give you some idea how you can use Mind Mapping for Brainstorming, creativity and the generation of ideas. I am not going to get into pure definitions of creativity (and the closely linked issue of innovation) but suffice it to say that in the context I shall be using the term, we will focus on it being the generation of new ideas.
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