Mind Map is a colourful and visual way of representing ideas,words, task and concepts with diagrams.It is a visual(graphical) form of note taking that can be performed by a singe person or done in group. At the core of mind map is a central idea or image. This image is further explored by main ideas all linking back to the cental mind map diagram.”It is a visual thinking tool that helps structuring information, helping you to better analyze, comprehend, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas“. In mind map the cental visual diagram or image is branched into main ideas which are further sub branched with sub-ideas.
According to this article on wikipedia, The elements of a given mind map are arranged intuitively according to the importance of the concepts, and are classified into groupings, branches, or areas, with the goal of representing semantic or other connections between portions of information. Mind maps may also aid recall of existing memories.
By presenting ideas in a radial, graphical, non-linear manner, mind maps encourage a brainstorming approach to planning and organizational tasks. Though the branches of a mindmap represent hierarchical tree structures, their radial arrangement disrupts the prioritizing of concepts typically associated with hierarchies presented with more linear visual cues. This orientation towards brainstorming encourages users to enumerate and connect concepts without a tendency to begin within a particular conceptual framework.
Benefit Of Mind Map
Mind map is a very effective way of representing your thought and ideas in a clear and concise way that is easy to remember. so who should use mind map and what are the benefits of using mind maps??? The benefits are quite unending and a win win situation for anyone who trains to use this powerful tool in their daily life.Mind map is used from planning business to planning families, occasions, seeting goals, brainstorming, showcasing visions, planning agenda and so much more. I briefly list of of it uses below
- Making Business Plans And Goals
- Solving Problem
- Creative Thinking
- Setting Goals
- Brainstorming Ideas
- Expressing yourself