What’s Mind Mapping

We’re going to talk a little bit about Mind Mapping.  Before we begin, let’s see what the definition is.

Main entry: Mind Map

Definition: a diagram used to represent ideas or information branching from a central key word or idea and used as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing

mind map. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com’s 21st Century Lexicon. Dictionary.com, LLC. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mind map (accessed: August 12, 2009).

How I learned about it

Up until a month ago, I had never heard about Mind Mapping.  While watching a video on YouTube, I came across a YouTube suggested video that talked about Mind Mapping.  Since, I didn’t know what a Mind Map was, I decided to watch the video.  I was busy at the time, so I filed it away for future reference.

Mind Maps Video by Tony Buzan
Mind Maps video from HMSTeacher

What’s it good for

Mind Maps suggested uses

  • Note Taking
  • Book studying
  • Business Planning
  • Presentation Planning
  • Goal Planning
  • Writing
  • Increased Creativity
  • Project Management
  • Improved Memory
  • Research

It kind of sounds like a cure all for constipation of the mind.  I have decided I will be using it for organizing my thoughts on present and future projects.  From what I’ve seen so far it looks pretty promising.

Some articles on the subject:

Till next time, I’ll be reading the software offerings for Mind Mapping