15 common mind map elements

Jul 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Resources

15 common mind map elements - in mindmap form

If you’re new to the world of mind mapping software, you may not realize all of the types of content you can include in a software-produced visual map. So I created a mind map to summarize what’s possible.

Please click on the image above to load a much larger version of this map, with branches expanded to explain what each type of mind map content is, and how you can use it.

I hope you find this to be useful to you! If you have anything to add, please do so in the comments area.

(Mind map created using NovaMind 5 for Windows)

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  1. Thanks Chuck! It's very useful. I have a question: What software do you use to make this map?

  2. Hi Chuck – this is a great reminder of how we can enrich our communications. Thanks!

  3. Beautiful!

  4. This is great Chuck. A next step is to discuss how to use various elements.

    For example, I try to use certain icons to indicate specific things. So, I can filter my map on those symbols and just show the topics with the symbol. For example, I use a certain symbol to indicate "F/U" on my To Do This Week map. If I filter on that symbol, I see all the topics that I need to follow up on.

  5. Rafael, sorry I forgot to note that in my blog post. It was created using NovaMind 5 for Windows.

  6. No offense, Jim D. Somehow the "F/U" item brings a different connotation to my mind. Thanks for a great laugh this morning!

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