MindMapping

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  • Nice presentation indeed and not so far from Tony in his beginning - but be assured he did not evolve too much in the meantime. He is still a nice guy. Unfortunately also Mind Mapping evolved a little with more of long term experiences and so not all samples are really useful for memorization. However it is still better than to think that MM works based on computer software. Most people do not really understand that there are a) strict rules first, b) training and experiences with given rules and c) then starting their own schools later. So many MM are in fact no Mind Maps. It's like a 10 years old child faking a Leonardo da Vinci, not understanding the master and just misuse that name afterwards, because he once hear about. There will be NO result neither or just more disorientated people around not understanding anything really....
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MindMapping

  1. 1. Visual Thinking<br />with<br />Tuan Foley<br />Brian O’Callaghan<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Radiant Thinking<br />What is Radiant Thinking???<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Radiant Thinking<br />Our minds don’t naturally work in straight lines they radiate out or in from many different connection points.<br />The mind is a network of connections.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Radiant Thinking<br />Creativity and problem solving will flow more smoothly when allowed to work freely and radiantly.<br />Throughout Tony Buzans book on Mind Mapping he uses natural radiant images.<br /> Radiant thinking (from “to radiate, meaning to spread or to move in all directions from a given centre”). It refers to the associated thought processes that connect to a central point. <br /> The other meaning of Radiant is also relevant -to shine brightly- and in this context means burst of thought.<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Mind Mapping<br />Mind mapping is a different way of creative thinking using visual diagrams.<br />A Mind Map always radiates from a central image. This image is the core theme. <br />5<br />
  6. 6. Mind Mapping<br />Every word or image becomes in its self a sub-centre of association, proceeding in a potentially infinite chain of branching patterns away from or towards the common centre.<br />Although the Mind Map is drawn on a two dimensional page it represents a multi-dimension reality.<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Mind Mapping <br />It is a powerful graphic technique which provides a universal key to unlocking the potential of the brain. <br />It can be applied to every aspect of life where improved learning and clearer thinking will enhance the human performance.<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Tony Buzans 4 essential Mind Map characteristics:<br />The subject of attention is crystallized in the central image.<br />The Main themes of the subject radiate from the central image as a branch.<br />Branches comprise a key image or key word printed on an associated line. Topics of less importance are also represented as branches attached to the higher level branches.<br />The branches form a connected nodal structure <br /> The idea behind Mind Mapping is to enhance and enrich with colors, pictures, codes and dimension to add interest, beauty and individuality. <br /> This in turn will aid creativity, memory, and help recall information.<br />8<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />
  10. 10. What Mind Mappers have said:<br />‘ A Mind Mirror’<br />‘My Mental Volcano’<br />‘A device for accessing intelligence’<br />‘Agoal-centered through network’<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Tony Buzan Video<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Game<br />The brainstorming exercise<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Happiness<br />write down the first ten words you associate with happiness.<br />It is Important to put down the first thing that comes to your head regardless of how ridiculous it may seem.<br />This exercise should only take 1 ½ minutes to complete.<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Analyzing the results<br />The aim of this game is to find words that are common to all members of the group.<br />But words must be exactly the same.<br />????Guess???<br />how many words will be exactly the same?<br />How many words will be unique to any individual?<br />14<br />
  15. 15. According to the mind mapping book<br />Most people will predict that there will be many words common to the whole group with only a few words unique to the individual.<br />If there is a common word usually the group are asked to redo the exercise using this word. The same result is observed, showing that even the commonality is rooted in the fundamental differences.<br />15<br />
  16. 16. An example from Buzan’s book<br />16<br />
  17. 17. The Uniqueness of each individual <br /> (hopefully)<br />The fact that each person shares so few common associations for a given word image or idea means that we are all extremely different from one another. <br />(this is a practical way of explaining how we use radiant thinking)<br />17<br />
  18. 18. The Uniqueness of each individual <br />The advantages of our uniqueness are :<br />Brainstorming.<br />Problem Solving situations.<br />The more diversity of ideas the better.<br />Every individual becomes part of the process.<br />The result of this exercise also highlights people as a group rather than individuals.<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Sketches by great minds<br />19<br />
  20. 20. A. <br />20<br />
  21. 21. A. Isaac Newton<br />Reflecting telescope<br />21<br />
  22. 22. B. <br />22<br />
  23. 23. B. Albert Einstein<br />Visual answer to students question<br />23<br />
  24. 24. C. <br />24<br />
  25. 25. C. Thomas Edison<br />Light Bulb<br />25<br />
  26. 26. F.<br />26<br />
  27. 27. F. Michelangelo<br />Study of anatomical proportions<br />27<br />
  28. 28. G.<br />28<br />
  29. 29. G. Beethoven<br />Visual conversation<br />29<br />
  30. 30. H.<br />30<br />
  31. 31. H. James Joyce<br />Drawing of character, Ulysees<br />31<br />
  32. 32. I.<br />32<br />
  33. 33. I. Vincent Van Gough<br />Letter with picture<br />33<br />
  34. 34. J.<br />34<br />
  35. 35. J. Christopher Columbus<br />Sketch of Island from ships logbook<br />35<br />
  36. 36. L. <br />36<br />
  37. 37. L. Leonardo da Vinci<br />Musical Notations<br />37<br />
  38. 38. p.<br />38<br />
  39. 39. p. John F Kennedy<br />doodles<br />39<br />
  40. 40. q.<br />40<br />
  41. 41. q. MikaelFernstrom<br />Imedia teaching aid<br />41<br />
  42. 42. r. Tuan & Brian<br />Car stereo prototype<br />42<br />
  43. 43. Back of the napkin by Dan Roam<br />43<br />
  44. 44. Image game (house)<br />44<br />
  45. 45. Images<br />‘A picture is worth a thousand words’<br />They make use of a large amount of cortical skills.<br />Dimension, texture, visual rhythm, and Imagination.<br />45<br />
  46. 46. Images<br />Latin wordimaginaria, literally means ‘to picture mentally’<br />Images enhances creative thinking and memory.<br />According to studies, 95% of note taking/making is done without the benefit of images.<br />46<br />
  47. 47. Image<br />The rejection of the image is partly due to the modern over-emphasis on the use of word<br /> <br />Reasons for this is the belief that they are incapable of creating images.<br />That images are somehow primitive and childish.<br />47<br />
  48. 48. Learning<br />It is understood that vivid images and colors help children to learn more effectively than dull/ linear methods.<br />48<br />
  49. 49. Learning<br />As we mature into adults, the processes for learning changes, and we are introduced to reading text rather than looking at images, as more information can be put onto a page in text. <br />This theory works fine, but how many thousand pages of text have we read in our lifetime?? <br />As something becomes monotonous it slips away from our easily recallable memories.<br />49<br />
  50. 50. Learning<br />Everyone can remember a particular picture of a character from a story in primary school, or a diagram in a science book. <br />What about all the stories and lessons without visual imagery? These are much harder to recall.<br />50<br />
  51. 51. Learning<br />Tony Buzan talks about the different ways the brain remembers:<br />Items from the beginning of the learning period.<br />Items from the end of the learning period.<br />Items associated with patterns already stored, or linked to other aspects of what is being learned.<br />Items which are emphasised as being in some way outstanding or unique<br />Any items which appeal to any of the five senses<br />Those items which are of particular interest to the person<br />51<br />
  52. 52. Learning<br /> If one were to learn or make notes using visual aids, several of Buzans criteria for remembering can be met<br />Items from the beginning of the learning period.<br />Items from the end of the learning period.<br />Items associated with patterns already stored, or linked to other aspects of what is being learned.<br />Items which are emphasised as being in some way outstanding or unique<br />Any items which appeal to any of the five senses<br />Those items which are of particular interest to the person<br />52<br />
  53. 53. Image Game<br />Use the house drawn in previous picture <br />Draw 4 rooms (or garden) in your house using only images <br />The big branches should indicate the room and the smaller branches will provide contents of that room<br />53<br />
  54. 54. Mind map of house<br />54<br />
  55. 55. The aim of this exercise is to:<br />Show the power of the visual cortex. <br />Enhance memory storing and recalling, through the use of images for emphasis and association.<br /> To increase aesthetic pleasure. Drawing is enjoyable.<br /> The idea that you can use images to learn.<br /> Helps mental relaxation.<br /> To develop visual and perceptional skills used by artist and visual thinkers think.<br />55<br />
  56. 56. Examples of mind mapping<br />Skeleton plan of today’s presentation:<br /> <br />56<br />
  57. 57. Examples of mind mapping<br />Colmand Megan’s Presentation <br />57<br />
  58. 58. Examples of mind mapping<br />Ti and Alan’s presentation <br />58<br />
  59. 59. Visual Thinking in the Real World<br />59<br />
  60. 60. Develop your own style of Visual Thinking<br />60<br />Ulf Ekberg’s based on Dali<br />Claudius Borer roots lead to fruits<br />
  61. 61. Benefits of developing your own style of Visual Thinking include:<br />Development of artistic skills<br />Stress reduction<br />Pleasure<br />Providing good examples for others<br />Understanding the work of great artists<br />Commercial??<br />61<br />
  62. 62. The Difference between Sketching and prototyping<br />sketches are much more useful to encourage creativity. They can be a faster way to get through different ideas without wasting time on a bad one<br />Sketching can be much less restrictive<br />62<br />
  63. 63. Mind Mapping Laws<br />Start in the centre with an image of the topic, using 3+ colors.<br />Use images throughout your Mind Map.<br />Select key words and print.<br />Each word/image must be alone and sitting on its own line.<br />The lines must be connected, starting from the central image. The central lines are thicker, becoming thinner as they radiate out.<br />Make the lines the same length as the word/image.<br />Use colors throughout the Mind Map.<br />Show associations in your Mind Map.<br />Keep the Mind Map.<br />63<br />
  64. 64. Advantages of Visual Thinking over Linear Note Making/Taking<br />Time saving noting only relevant words<br />Time saving by reading <br />Time saved reviewing<br />Concentration on real issues enhanced<br />Essential key words Made more easily discernible<br />Clear association made between words<br />The brain finds it easier to remember visual stimulation<br />There is an endless flow of thought<br />The mind map works in harmony with the brains natural desire for completion or wholeness<br />64<br />
  65. 65.  Technology<br />www.mindmeister.com<br />65<br />

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