Mind Map Diagram Example: How to Create a Mind Map?

Description:

Mind mapping is a cool tool for brainstorming. It allows you to structure your ideas in the form of a network (i.e. map). This helps you organize ideas and develop a follow-up plan easier. Here is a mind map diagram that shows you how to create a mind map and the additional mind map tips and principles. Just sign up for a free account to create your own mind map now.

What is Mind Map?

Mind Map was originated in the late 1960s by Tony Buzan. A mind map provides an overview of a large subject/area that enables you to plan alternatives for making better choices for a problem in mind. It lets you know where you are going and where you have been which allows you to gather and represent and organize large amounts data in manageable structure. Mind map encourages problem solving by showing you new pathways, choices and alternatives. It visualizes the whole picture and the details at the same time. It is a tool for providing space for new creative thought and capture "flashes"" of insight when they occur.

How to draw Mind Map?

  1. Choose the idea or topic by creating an image or writing a key word that represents that first main idea.
  2. From that main idea, create branches (as many as needed), that each represent a single word that relates to the main topic.
  3. Use different colors and images to differentiate the branches and sub-topics.
  4. Create sub-branches stem from the main branches to further expand on ideas and concepts which contain words to elaborate the main key word.
  5. Mind maps can be created on paper, but are more easily and quickly created on a computer with mind mapping software such as Visual Paradigm.

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