On a mind map, ideas and concepts branch from the center of the diagram in
a circular pattern.
answers the following questions.
- What is the main area of focus
among a large group of related ideas and concepts?
- What are the associations
between the more narrow areas of focus that emerge from the big picture?
- What problem should I solve?
- Enter a central topic in the
center of the mind map.
- Add shapes to the central
topic to help you organize your ideas. Do not worry about the order of your
ideas because you can reorganize your ideas at any time.
- Continue to add shapes for
all your ideas. You can elaborate on your ideas by creating sub-ideas.
- Arrange the ideas to create
associations between them.
- Make sure that the most
important information is close to the central topic. Keep specific details
farther away from the central topic.
- Add color to represent
different levels of thought or to separate ideas into categories.
You can quickly brainstorm ideas in the brainstorming list, then drag
them to the diagram to create associations between related ideas. For more
information, go to
Generate a brainstorm list.