Biggerplate.com, arguably the best mind map gallery on the web, recently held its first Biggerplate Unplugged mind mapping conference in London. I contacted founder Liam Hughes to learn more about the focus of this landmark gathering of mind mappers, and to find out what’s next.
The best mind maps do a number of things very well: They provide just enough information, well-organized in an easy-to-understand sequence. They use images, icons and symbols creatively and sparingly to add meaning and context to the map. They help the reader by using topic borders to draw your eye to the most important content in the map. And they use color to add visual interest. In this new Effective Mind Maps report, I analyze a terrific mind map that summarizes several presentations of a business development expert that does all of this and more.
If you utilize images, graphics, or visualization for learning and communication, or if you want to learn how to apply visualization techniques to your business, then you really ought to consider attending VizThink Europe.
Full details are now available on this blog for the upcoming IQ Visual Mapping Conference, including descriptions of all the speakers’ topics, speaker bios, information about the software exhibits and demonstrations, the agenda and hotel and travel information. Plus, I’ve included a special incentive for those of you who register within the next week.
Here are the latest updates on the IQ Visual Mapping Conference. Highlights include a new conference blog with all the latest details, and an expanded format that will include presentations and displays by mind mapping software developers.