Visual brainstorming and collaboration applications are wonderful tools for distributed teams to ideate and develop ideas. But a recent review of developer websites shows that customers are using these tools for far more than just noodling new ideas and solutions.
The new Thoughtflow app for iPad is a mind mapping tool with a difference: it is uniquely designed to trigger ideas and capture them. It does so via a simple but clever interface that is a joy to use.
What do Scrabble, sticky note and index card brainstorming and mind mapping software have in common? All four benefit from randomizing elements, which can help us to see new patterns, opportunities and ideas.
For small teams that need a virtual workspace in which they can brainstorm, plan and collaborate, Mural.ly is a powerful, flexible, web-based solution. More than just another “sticky note” environment within a web browser, Mural.ly offers a comprehensive toolset that encourages creativity and collaboration.
Many companies build physical prototypes of products, so they can “fail fast,” learn from them and iteratively improve their creations. Mind mapping software enables you to create and refine “prototypes” of your ideas.
When it comes to thinking creatively, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. Our ideas tend to fall into the same predictable categories, despite our efforts to the contrary. How can you jump-start your thinking in some new, creative directions? One way is to form your own personal “board of directors.”
How can you transform your best ideas into profitable action? In this new report, I outline a 6-step process for using mind maps to manage the process of creation – from raw ideas to reality.
Creativity experts say that regardless of the technique you use to generate ideas, there are two primary steps to the creative process: Divergence and convergence. Mind mapping software easily supports both of these phases, as this new infographic illustrates.
In this new Insider video tutorial, I explain how to create a mind map to evaluate your ideas and select the best ones for implementation.
MindManager 2012 includes a brainstorming mode that offers an simple process for defining your problem or challenge, generating ideas and evaluating them efficiently.