MIND MAPS A simple, effective thinking tool Shipra Gupta  Sr. Usability Engineer  Kern Communications Pvt. Ltd.
WHAT’S IN STORE <ul><li>What's mind mapping </li></ul><ul><li>How it works </li></ul><ul><li>Use Mind Maps when  </li></ul...
WHAT'S MIND MAPPING <ul><li>Mind Mapping is the most effective, ‘brain-friendly’ way to turn the unorganized, fleeting ide...
HOW IT WORKS <ul><li>The secret behind mind mapping lies in its  combined  use of the  full  capacity of each primary func...
FUNCTIONS OF BRAIN
THE LAWS OF MIND MAPPING <ul><li>Start in the centre of page </li></ul><ul><li>Use image or picture for the central idea <...
TIME MANAGEMENT
LEARN A SONG
 
MULTI-TOUCH
USE MIND MAPS WHEN  <ul><li>Summarizing information;  </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Taking notes </li>...
BENEFITS OF MIND MAPS <ul><li>Its simple to learn and to use </li></ul><ul><li>Its associative. Any idea probably has many...
HINTS <ul><li>Position the diagram in centre of page, gives flexibility to add things later </li></ul><ul><li>Use colors <...
USEFUL INFO
PDF ARTICLES <ul><li>Mapping the Mind  - a Google book about the long dormant view of the nature of human thought.  </li><...
E-BOOKS <ul><li>Power Tips for Mind Mapping software  - supercharge your visual mapping skills with these tips, tricks, an...
BLOGS <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>The Mind mapping software weblog  - designed to provide businesspeople with a focuse...
BLOGS <ul><li>The Mindjet Blog  - the official blog of Mindjet, the company responsible for the  </li></ul><ul><li>The Und...
PEOPLE <ul><li>Tony Buzan  - Wikipedia bio of one of the biggest names and promoters of mind mapping and mental literacy. ...
PEOPLE <ul><li>Nancy Margulies  - creator of Mindscapes, a system that uses pictures, visual metaphors, symbols, color and...
VIDEOS <ul><li>Tony Buzan on Mind mapping  - five minute video discussing how to maximize the power of your brain.  </li><...
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Mind Mapping

  1. 1. MIND MAPS A simple, effective thinking tool Shipra Gupta Sr. Usability Engineer Kern Communications Pvt. Ltd.
  2. 2. WHAT’S IN STORE <ul><li>What's mind mapping </li></ul><ul><li>How it works </li></ul><ul><li>Use Mind Maps when </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of Mind Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Useful Info – PDF, Blogs, People… </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT'S MIND MAPPING <ul><li>Mind Mapping is the most effective, ‘brain-friendly’ way to turn the unorganized, fleeting ideas and thoughts into a structured, visual “map.” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlabrWv25qQ </li></ul>
  4. 4. HOW IT WORKS <ul><li>The secret behind mind mapping lies in its combined use of the full capacity of each primary function of brain, such as logic, writing, spatial visualization, mathematical analysis, colour, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Mind mapping involves both sides of the brain at the same time to expand the capabilities in so many different ways… benefits one can never otherwise achieve at peak levels </li></ul>
  5. 5. FUNCTIONS OF BRAIN
  6. 6. THE LAWS OF MIND MAPPING <ul><li>Start in the centre of page </li></ul><ul><li>Use image or picture for the central idea </li></ul><ul><li>Use colors through out </li></ul><ul><li>Connect main branches to central image an second level branches for the ends of the main branches and third level branches from the ends of the second level branches and so on </li></ul><ul><li>Make branches cure and flow. </li></ul><ul><li>Use only one keyword per branch. Length of the branch and keyword should be same. </li></ul><ul><li>Use images through out </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UCXalYcoko&feature=related </li></ul>
  7. 7. TIME MANAGEMENT
  8. 8. LEARN A SONG
  9. 10. MULTI-TOUCH
  10. 11. USE MIND MAPS WHEN <ul><li>Summarizing information; </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Taking notes </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Team Building </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidating information from different research sources; </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting information in a format that shows the overall structure of the subject. </li></ul>
  11. 12. BENEFITS OF MIND MAPS <ul><li>Its simple to learn and to use </li></ul><ul><li>Its associative. Any idea probably has many links </li></ul><ul><li>Its visual, hence easy to remember </li></ul><ul><li>Radial, gives flexibility to work in all directions </li></ul><ul><li>Easy overview. Helps to see the big picture and relations between issues. </li></ul>
  12. 13. HINTS <ul><li>Position the diagram in centre of page, gives flexibility to add things later </li></ul><ul><li>Use colors </li></ul><ul><li>Use images, doodle </li></ul><ul><li>Personalize. Add images and humor </li></ul><ul><li>Look for relationships </li></ul>
  13. 14. USEFUL INFO
  14. 15. PDF ARTICLES <ul><li>Mapping the Mind - a Google book about the long dormant view of the nature of human thought. </li></ul><ul><li>Mind mapping for web instruction and learning - 12 page PDF from Franciscan University of Steubenville's Fabio Chacon, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Graphical Knowledge Display - 14 pages discussing the role mind mapping can play as efficient tools in mathematics education. </li></ul>
  15. 16. E-BOOKS <ul><li>Power Tips for Mind Mapping software - supercharge your visual mapping skills with these tips, tricks, and best practices. </li></ul><ul><li>How to select the right mind mapping software - how to select the right mind mapping software to meet your special needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Mind mapping power pack - the advanced course that will explode your mind mapping skills into new heights and help you reach the goals of your dreams. </li></ul>
  16. 17. BLOGS <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>The Mind mapping software weblog - designed to provide businesspeople with a focused collection of resources related to visual mapping. </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond Mind Mapping - how to get the most out of mind mapping software for business uses. </li></ul><ul><li>Erik Mack Online - the personal blog of Erick Mack, discussing learning and information management through new technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Idea Mapping - training readers to be more creative, more productive, and to become better learners. </li></ul>
  17. 18. BLOGS <ul><li>The Mindjet Blog - the official blog of Mindjet, the company responsible for the </li></ul><ul><li>The Underlying Blog - Kyle McFarlin's blog, a Visual Strategy Expert and Gyronix Certified trainer. </li></ul><ul><li>Mindmapping.org Blog - covering software for mind mapping and information organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Blue's Blog - Eric Blue's thoughts on technology , philosophy, and personal development. </li></ul><ul><li>Activity Owner - a forum for sharing notes, discussion, and solutions using various mind mapping software applications. </li></ul>
  18. 19. PEOPLE <ul><li>Tony Buzan - Wikipedia bio of one of the biggest names and promoters of mind mapping and mental literacy. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Allan Collins - the history and sometimes controversy surrounding the man who created mind mapping. </li></ul><ul><li>Dilip Mukerjea - owner and managing director for the Buzan center, an organization dedicated to the advancement of mental literacy. </li></ul><ul><li>Joyce Wycoff - president of ThinkSmart Learning Systems and founder of the Innovation Network, </li></ul>
  19. 20. PEOPLE <ul><li>Nancy Margulies - creator of Mindscapes, a system that uses pictures, visual metaphors, symbols, color and the space on a page to create a graphic representation of ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Russell - covering Peter's topics of The Spirit of Now, of science, consciousness, spiritual wisdom, global brain, meditations, and the nature of reality. </li></ul>
  20. 21. VIDEOS <ul><li>Tony Buzan on Mind mapping - five minute video discussing how to maximize the power of your brain. </li></ul><ul><li>iMind Map Video Tutorial - a short four minute tutorial going over Buzan's iMind mind mapping software. </li></ul><ul><li>Mind mapping for your business - a power-point video on mind mapping; have a can of Red Bull before watching! </li></ul><ul><li>Mind mapping with Brenda Mckinney - video of a class presentation of mind mapping. </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Pierce - business optimization specialist discusses mind mapping. </li></ul><ul><li>How to draw a mind map - breaking out the markers and drawing a mind map from scratch. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
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