This is a guest post by Joanne
With mind maps we can present and organize our thoughts and ideas in a way that helps us “connect the dots”, and become more creative and productive. Unlike the linear presentation, mind maps make use of space and symbols to present not only the core elements, but also the minute details of our thoughts. This alone makes mind maps much more effective tools for brainstorming than simple notes written linearly on a paper.
Let me show you an example where a subject is presented first in the form of a mindmap and then in the form of traditional note taking, aka linear text.
Shoe Mind Map
Take a look at the above site map and compare it to the linear notes below. Which way of presentation is more memorable and more effective for brainstorming? read more