Visual Thinking Techniques – Mind Mapping

Create understanding through overview

Mind mapping is a structuring and associative technique.A mind map challenges the intellect by using words and numbers, but also images, lines, lists, rhythm, colour, shapes, spatial arrangement and relationships. This makes notes easier to remember and to review.

A mind map on a single sheet of A3 can represent the contents of a book or a three hour presentation.As all the information is contained on a single page, it is easier to interpret the connections while retaining the details.

Mind maps are a powerful tool for preparing presentations, making notes, conclusions, agendas and minutes of meetings, and for communication during negotiations.

Mind mapping was devised by Tony Buzan in the late eighties and is now used by millions of people in businesses, schools and universities.

The Practice for Bold Thinking uses mind mapping software to group hundreds of ideas into a number of useable concepts and broad thinking directions.