Mind Mapping News You Can Use
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Happy hump day! Here’s a collection of mind mapping links that include some best practices, new visual thinking tools, and great ways to leverage mapping in your day-to-day work.
- Tips On How To Use Mind Mapping As A Writing Aid: Nice article from MindMapSwith that covers where and how mind mapping can be used in a writing process. Since I’ve been writing more frequently, mapping has become an invaluable tool for my own process. Here’s where I map in my own writing process: Plan my writing (e.g. my editorial calendar), perform the research, outline & draft my articles, and finally to help promote my final work.
- 15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management: Eric Blue pulled together a great list of tools for visual knowledge management. When you get to the final page, you’ll see #1: MindManager 🙂
- Mind Mapping or Idea Mapping?: Jamie Nast, author of Idea Mapping, poses the question and highlights the benefits of breaking the rules…
- How to add visual dimension to your mind maps with a background image or color: Mindmapping software blog’s Chuck Frey explores the use of background images and colors for maps. I agree with his final tip: test, test, test. More often than not, I’ve found backgrounds to be more distracting than helpful but admit they can improve a map if used effectively.