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Mind mapping

  1. 1. Mindmaps
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What are is a mindmap? </li></ul><ul><li>Why mindmap? </li></ul><ul><li>How to mindmap </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Mindmap? <ul><li>A mindmap is a visual way of organizing ideas in a web-like structure. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sample hand drawn mindmap
  5. 5. Why mindmap? <ul><li>Use right brain (visual) as well as left brain (logical) </li></ul><ul><li>Make new connections between ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Fast and easy to create </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Fun! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits of Mindmaps <ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchical </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to connect “distant ideas” </li></ul><ul><li>Like an outline </li></ul><ul><li>Brain dump first, then easy to rearrange ideasbject </li></ul><ul><li>Give an overview of a large subject </li></ul><ul><li>Gather and hold large amount of data </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage problem solving by seeing new creative pathways </li></ul><ul><li>Enable to plan routes / make choices and let you know where you are going and where you have been </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mindmap Parts <ul><li>What constitutes a Mindmap? </li></ul><ul><li>Center word and image </li></ul><ul><li>Branches </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-branches – less important info </li></ul><ul><li>Single keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Images and color </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mindmap Circuits and Fuseactions
  9. 9. How to create a Mindmap <ul><li>Paper on side (landscape) </li></ul><ul><li>Start with a coloured image in the centre </li></ul><ul><li>Use images throughout your mind map </li></ul><ul><li>Words should be printed </li></ul><ul><li>The printed words should be on lines amd each line should be connected to other lines </li></ul><ul><li>Words should be in ‘units’ one word per line </li></ul><ul><li>Use colours to enhance memory, delight the eye and stimulate the right cortical process </li></ul><ul><li>Add key words and branch lines </li></ul><ul><li>Add sub-branches, associate ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul><ul><li>Add emphasis </li></ul>
  10. 10. Key words <ul><li>One word! </li></ul><ul><li>Forces you to think before you write </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mindmap Steps <ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Generate map </li></ul><ul><li>Associate freely </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Incubate – take a break! </li></ul><ul><li>Re-organize </li></ul><ul><li>New map in clockwise sequence </li></ul>
  12. 12. Uses of Mindmaps <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Group thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Documenting </li></ul><ul><li>Note taking </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mindmap design tips <ul><li>Single words </li></ul><ul><li>Use colors </li></ul><ul><li>Use pictures </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>Mindmaps are increase thinking and remembering </li></ul><ul><li>Improve developer and business discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul>

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