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Smith Mindmaps For Better Programming Smith Mindmaps For Better Programming Presentation Transcript

  • Mindmaps
  • Overview
    • What are is a mindmap?
    • Why mindmap?
    • How to mindmap
    • Resources
  • Speaker Information
    • 25 years programming
    • 10 years with ColdFusion
    • 7 years with Fusebox
    • Custom development
    • Teach one-on-one and custom classes
    • Fusebox and Process Methodology
    • MDCFUG, CFUNITED
  • What is a Mindmap?
    • A mindmap is a visual way of organizing ideas in a web-like structure.
  • Sample hand drawn mindmap
  • Why mindmap?
    • Use right brain (visual, intuitive) as well as left brain (logical, linear)
    • Make new connections between ideas
    • Fast and easy to create
    • Easy to learn
    • Fun!
  • Benefits of Mindmaps
    • Visual
    • Hierarchical
    • Easy to connect “distant ideas”
    • Like an outline
    • Brain dump first, then easy to rearrange ideas
  • Mindmap Parts
    • What constitutes a Mindmap?
    • Center word and image
    • Branches
    • Sub-branches – less important info
    • Single keywords
    • Images and color
  • Mindmap Circuits and Fuseactions
  • How to create a Mindmap
    • Paper on side (landscape)
    • Draw Central image
    • Add key words and branch lines
    • Add sub-branches, associate ideas
    • Print
    • Add emphasis
  • Key words
    • One word!
    • Forces you to think before you write
  • Mindmap Steps
    • Prepare
    • Generate map
    • Associate freely
    • Review
    • Incubate – take a break!
    • Re-organize
    • New map in clockwise sequence
    • Act
  • Uses of Mindmaps
    • Planning
    • Brainstorming
    • Group thinking
    • Documenting
    • Note taking
    • Resources
  • Mindmaps in Programming
    • Requirements gathering
    • Fusebox Architecting
    • Development brainstorming
    • Testing and debugging
    • Project management
    • Questions and resources
  • Mindmap design tips
    • Single words
    • Use colors
    • Use pictures
  • Objections to Mindmaps
  • Conclusion
    • Mindmaps are increase thinking and remembering
    • Improve developer and business discussions
    • Easy to use
  • Resources
    • Tony Buzan www.mind-map.com
    • Mindmapper www.mindmapper.com
    • Open mind www.matchware.net
    • Fuseminder and mindfuser www.grokfusebox.com
    • Innovation Tools www.innovationtools.com/resources/mindmapping.asp
    • Google Directory www.google.com/Top/Reference/Knowledge_Management/Knowledge_Creation/Mind_Mapping/
    • Mapping Inner Space Nancy Margiulies and Nusa Maal
  • Questions?
    • Ask now or Email me at
    • [email_address]