IDEA  MAPPING WHAT   An  idea map  or  mind map  is a  diagram  used to represent  words ,  ideas , tasks, or other items ...
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Idea Mapping

  1. 1. IDEA MAPPING WHAT An idea map or mind map is a diagram used to represent words , ideas , tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate , visualize , structure , and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems , making decisions , and writing. 1 WHY A Designer ’s role is to solve problems by designing and creating effective and well-organized solutions that meet the needs of the situation and produce specific communications. Sometimes this is easier said then done and designers need a way to better organize their own thoughts and ideas. An idea map provides a brainstorming tool and a way to visually stimulate and organize ideas. Project Management | Performance Support Tool
  2. 2. Resources 1. definition- mind map. Wikipedia. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 2. How to make a mind map. wikiHow. Retrieved August 5, 2010. HOW Idea maps are used to unlock and organize new ideas and concepts visually . They can also be used to enhance an existing idea. When complete an idea map will resemble a web-like structure of your concepts and ideas connected to a central topic . <ul><li>To create an idea map: 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the topic or focus of your thinking. For example, how to inform San Diego residents about water conservation. Your topic should only be a few words. </li></ul><ul><li>Write the topic in the center of the page in bold letters and circle it. </li></ul><ul><li>Write what comes to mind. As you create ideas, draw lines from the main topic. Be sure to keep these to a few words. Write Clearly. </li></ul><ul><li>Start to branch out from your topic and from one thought to the next. Draw lines to connect thoughts to create connections between ideas and thinking. Number ideas to stay organized. </li></ul><ul><li>Add new branches for new ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat until all ideas are listed. </li></ul><ul><li>When finished, review the connections and try to relate and organize your ideas </li></ul><ul><li>TIPS </li></ul><ul><li>No editing or censorship allowed. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your ideas flowing. </li></ul><ul><li>If you get stuck, walk away and come </li></ul><ul><li>back or sleep on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Add more paper if needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures are worth a 1000 words. </li></ul><ul><li>Colors connect ideas. </li></ul>Water Conservation Save Money Environment Website Email communication Bill Inserts Posters Media advertising Why conserve Contests Incentives Giveaways Remove lawn Xeriscape Educate Results: Develop education campaign focused on the benefits of water conservation. Use contests and incentives as well as media to promote and encourage habit change.
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