Innovative Thinking – Mind Mapping – Blog 094

Mind Mapping


Mind Mapping is similar to brainstorming except ideas are visually expressed on a white-board or flip charts by topic area.  As with Brainstorming, you start with your core idea and write it in the middle.

The team then starts naming ideas that need to be considered regarding that first concept.  Then you build further and further out until you have visually mapped out all of the related topics.

The last part of mind mapping is taking a break, then re-look at what you have developed to eliminate ideas, rearrange ideas, and add new ones.

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Lon Safko
Serial Innovator, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Innovative Thinking


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