Open your mind – Map it!   Leveraging Mind Maps for User-Centred Design and UX www.usableworld.terapad.com
What? <ul><li>1970s BBC series </li></ul><ul><li>Books: </li></ul><ul><li>Use Your Memory,  </li></ul><ul><li>Master Your ...
Hierarchical   structure <ul><li>A diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged rad...
Polarised   audiences <ul><li>Learn lists at school </li></ul><ul><li>Maps reduces cognitive load and encourages associati...
Left   and   right   brain Left Right sequential simultaneous analytical holistic verbal imagistic logical intuitive perce...
Why? <ul><li>Leverage (Format, Pithy, Fast, Flexible) </li></ul><ul><li>Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Visual thinking </li></ul...
How?  <ul><li>Get started! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central topic  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul></ul><ul><...
When? <ul><li>Creating </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating </li></ul><ul>...
IA and usability <ul><li>Note taking </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Project planning </li></ul><ul><li>Exper...
IA and usability <ul><li>Personas/tasks/scenario </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complex information organisation </li></ul></ul><ul...
Usability reporting www.usableworld.terapad.com Instant export!
A great resource <ul><li>Chuck Frey  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mindmap-ebook.com/v2/ </li></ul>www.usableworld.terapad....
<ul><li>W:  www.objectivedigital.com </li></ul><ul><li>B:  www.usableworld.com.au  </li></ul>www.usableworld.terapad.com
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Learn how to use mind mapping to improve your UX work - Presented at Oz-Ia 2007 in Sydney on 23 Sept

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Mindmapping The UX

  1. 1. Open your mind – Map it! Leveraging Mind Maps for User-Centred Design and UX www.usableworld.terapad.com
  2. 2. What? <ul><li>1970s BBC series </li></ul><ul><li>Books: </li></ul><ul><li>Use Your Memory, </li></ul><ul><li>Master Your Memory, </li></ul><ul><li>Use Your Head, </li></ul><ul><li>The Speed Reading Book. </li></ul>www.usableworld.terapad.com
  3. 3. Hierarchical structure <ul><li>A diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items linked to and arranged radially in a clockwise direction around a central key word or idea. </li></ul><ul><li>TITLE </li></ul><ul><li>1. Heading 1 </li></ul><ul><li>    1.1 Heading 2 </li></ul><ul><li>       1. 1.1 Heading 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Normal text </li></ul>Normal text in notes
  4. 4. Polarised audiences <ul><li>Learn lists at school </li></ul><ul><li>Maps reduces cognitive load and encourages association and learning </li></ul><ul><li>No restrictions to the links made. </li></ul>www.usableworld.terapad.com
  5. 5. Left and right brain Left Right sequential simultaneous analytical holistic verbal imagistic logical intuitive perception of counting and measurement perception of shapes/motions linear algorithmic processing holistic algorithmic processing
  6. 6. Why? <ul><li>Leverage (Format, Pithy, Fast, Flexible) </li></ul><ul><li>Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Visual thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Generate creative mind set </li></ul>www.usableworld.terapad.com
  7. 7. How? <ul><li>Get started! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use ‘style’ </li></ul><ul><li>Reorganise </li></ul><ul><li>Export </li></ul><ul><ul><li>*Source Michael Hollauf Mindmeister </li></ul></ul>www.usableworld.terapad.com
  8. 8. When? <ul><li>Creating </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating </li></ul><ul><li>Studying </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making </li></ul>www.usableworld.terapad.com
  9. 9. IA and usability <ul><li>Note taking </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Project planning </li></ul><ul><li>Expert review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Template </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation export </li></ul></ul>www.usableworld.terapad.com
  10. 10. IA and usability <ul><li>Personas/tasks/scenario </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complex information organisation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information architectures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible formatting </li></ul></ul>www.usableworld.terapad.com
  11. 11. Usability reporting www.usableworld.terapad.com Instant export!
  12. 12. A great resource <ul><li>Chuck Frey </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mindmap-ebook.com/v2/ </li></ul>www.usableworld.terapad.com
  13. 13. <ul><li>W: www.objectivedigital.com </li></ul><ul><li>B: www.usableworld.com.au </li></ul>www.usableworld.terapad.com
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