Visual thinking is becoming more and more dominate. I am looking forward to being able to get a tablet PC maybe even smaller than a netbook and just write and not use the keypad. I know it is coming. Thinking visually will be a lot easier than it is now.
Mindmapping (from Wikipedia)–
“A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing.”
“The elements of a given mind map are arranged intuitively according to the importance of the concepts, and are classified into groupings, branches, or areas, with the goal of representing semantic or other connections between portions of information. Mind maps may also aid recall of existing memories.”
(1) I first read about mind-mapping at Squidoo. (My Squidoo lens are here.)
“This wiki covers the many types of maps – mind maps, concept maps, argument maps and others. It explains the variations and how you might choose one type if you’re learning something, another type if you’re planning a new project, and something else again if you’re doing some deep analysis. The main map types are introduced in a summary article here that branches out to many other pages.”
(3) Alltop has 20 blogs/sites about mind-mapping I will post about these at a later time.
(4) The power of mind-mapping by Dan Woods is about how visual outlining provides a shareable snapshot of ideas.
(5) Litemind (exploring ways to use our minds efficiently) has 11050 readers. One of the mind maps it has is a mind map of a book entitled: One Small Step can Change Your Life.
(7) MindMapArt showcases the world’s finest mind maps. It has categories of arts, business, education, lifestyles, mind mappers, offbeat, sports, science and technology. Raising Self-Esteem Mind Map Mind Map Art shows the causes and cures for self-esteem.