Mind maps were developed in the late 60s by Tony Buzan as a way of helping students make notes that used only key words and images. They are much quicker to make, and because of their visual quality much easier to remember and review . The non-linear nature of mind maps makes it easy to link and cross-reference different elements of the map. –Peter Russell Mind Mapping is an alternative method of note taking , one which uses an artistic ( stream of consciousness ) approach. A mind map is a diagram used to represent words , ideas , tasks or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate , visualize , structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in study , organization , problem solving , decision making , and writing. - WikiPedia
The next slide is from Chris Keffe of Organic Forms Design in Ashland, Oregon. He was kind enough to lend his image to my project. -tp.
Why use Mindmaps? <ul><li>Used for recall . </li></ul><ul><li>Makes planning and note-taking fun . </li></ul><ul><li>It is more effective for improving the creative thought process as well as recording ideas and information. </li></ul><ul><li>It is faster than “note taking”, therefore it saves time and helps to organize material. Symbols can be used. </li></ul><ul><li>Things are more easily remembered when BIG and in COLOR </li></ul><ul><li>The author can FREE associate and see relationships between concepts. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Mind maps seem to have the same rules as a BRAIN-STORMING session… </li></ul><ul><li>No judgment. </li></ul><ul><li>No pausing. </li></ul><ul><li>Do it quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>Record ideas. </li></ul>
Using Mindmapping; applications <ul><li>Weekly plan (including my roles, goals and major "to dos" for the week); meeting minutes; training notes; planning social functions; etc. </li></ul><ul><li>For idea generation . </li></ul><ul><li>When you finally get to the “Big Idea”, all of the other components are laid out in front of you, grouped by kind. You can move around the map and pick out the supporting themes, tag lines, product line extensions, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Mind mapping capitalizes on the basic idea of brainstorming , which is "piggybacking" one idea onto another. </li></ul>
How to Make a Mind Map <ul><li>1. Turn your page on its side (landscape “mode”). 2. Draw your central image -- using at least 3 colors, making it a picture that captures the subject. Use a lot of IMAGES. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Add the branches that represent the subject's main topics or themes using key words and images . Use different colors for them. Balance your branches. Draw branches with a curved line. 4. Add detail with more key words and images. Use color throughout, and try to make your Mind Map as beautiful as possible. 5. Print your words clearly, and use only one word per line . 6. Use arrows to connect linked ideas. </li></ul>
Resources <ul><li>I will put a copy of FreeMind (3.2M) on our club web site in the member’s area. It is FREE, and easy to use. </li></ul><ul><li>See: http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/make-mind-map.htm </li></ul><ul><li>On line Mind Mapping Tools (bubbl.us) </li></ul><ul><li>A copy of Mindmapping Toolbox will also be on the member’s pages, along with this PowerPoint presentation. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Pitre is a 1987 graduate of The Institute on Thinking, Critical and Creative , Harvard Graduate School of Education , Cambridge, MA </li></ul><ul><li>He has lectured on the topic, written several papers and delivered on-line training courses and professional papers dealing with creativity and problem solving. His favorite work, and the best of them, is “ Put Grandma in the Crib ” – based on his work in creativity -- inspired by -- and dedicated to Dr. Edward deBono . It was first presented to the California Adult Education Association Convention in Southern California in the 1980’s </li></ul><ul><li>This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA. </li></ul>