The Psychology of Quality and More
The trouble with writing is that it is linear, whilst we think in a networked, multi-threaded way. Mind Maps (sometimes called Spider Diagrams), defined by Tony Buzan in the 1970s, are simply a way of capturing concepts and their relationships on the two-dimensional surface of a sheet of paper.
You can use Mind Maps for taking meeting notes, revising, brainstorming ideas and any other situation where it might help.
In its simplest form, the Mind Map is a hierarchy spreading out from the central starting point. To this, you can add doodles, pictures, cross-links and anything that helps. As with any tool, the most fundamental rule is 'use what works.'
See also:Relations Diagram, Work Breakdown Structure, Mind Map detail
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