Deciding on first-level topics for your mind map is a critical first step in its creation, because they have a strong influence over the structure and content of the rest of it. Think through what you need to communicate and how to organize it, using the questions and techniques in this article.
Basic ordering ideas are the first level topics that radiate out from your map’s central topic. They are the key concepts that help you to produce the greatest number of associations as you develop a mind map. You can almost certainly improve the quality of your mind maps by being aware of how to create good basic ordering ideas.
If you want to become a more effective mind mapper, then it’s essential that you become familiar with your program’s topic notes feature. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of them.
If you are sharing a mind map with other people, and want to draw their attention to a specific section of it, a boundary is a good way to do that. Here’s a primer on what boundaries are, and some creative ways in which you can use them.
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.
NovaMind Software recently released a beta version of NovaMind 5.7 for Windows that has some intriguing new capabilities. Two of them have clear productivity benefits; the third I’m still scratching my head to figure out how it could possibly be used in a business setting.
Mind mapping on the iPad is one of the “quiet revolutions” of mobile computing. You don’t hear much about it, but it’s making a massive difference in the way that a growing number of people think and work. Here are the top 10 reasons why the iPad is the perfect platform for mind mapping.
A new infographic provides a valuable snapshot of the use of mind mapping software in business.
It’s not often that I see mind maps that make effective use of images. The subject of our latest Effective Mind Maps report is one of the best.
Here are 8 tips to help you ensure that your mind maps are action oriented.