Use visual thinking diagrams and your new creative thinking skills to plan your business, personal or family tasks. Apply the techniques to run more efficient meetings, create better-structured presentations and proposals. Use visual thinking diagrams to plan vacations and schedules in an easy to understand and visual format that everyone can understand.
Create topics and divide them into tasks, add as much detail as required through sub-tasks. Add links to related tasks so that you provide visual cues and connections. Use the techniques to plan meetings, create to-do lists or set goals across the year. Visual thinking diagrams are the perfect solution for keeping you, your colleagues and your family organized and focused.
In this time of “Big Data”, it is easy to get swamped with all the information available when we are trying to come to a focused, well-informed decision. Whether you are using SWOT, Six Thinking Hats, Balanced Scorecard, Value Chain Analysis or any other model, visual thinking diagrams can improve the process.
Visual thinking diagrams allow you to expand your ideas indefinitely, at the same time keeping you focused and organized with a clear, visual image of the outcome of your analysis.
Key to being creative is the ability to collaborate with others. Having group members create their own visual thinking diagrams and then consolidating those into a larger map harnesses the brain power of the group. By collaborating everyone has an opportunity to contribute and walk away with a shared understanding of the goal or task.
Using software tools such as iMindMap, you can now capture these ideas in real time, harnessing the energy and momentum of the group and ensuring no ideas are left ‘on the table’. Collaborate to create a new curriculum, strategise a marketing campaign, visualize a new product or as part of a study group.
Key to being innovative is the ability to let the mind flow freely, being able to capture your ideas and having some means of extending those ideas beyond their original form. Creating the right mindset and environment will help give you complete freedom to focus without interrupting your train of thought.
Visual thinking diagrams are the perfect medium for capturing your ideas and viewing all the pieces at the same time, enabling you to expand your ideas even further. Visual thinking diagrams can be created using paper, drawing boards or even software applications like iMindMap.
Whether you are taking notes, studying, planning a project or just trying to make sense of a ton of facts and figures, visual thinking diagrams can help. By noting only the most important information using keywords and then creating connections between facts you will keep all your thoughts together on one sheet.
Using visual thinking software like iMindMap not only allows you to create a visual thinking diagram but you can add audio, web links, images, documents and notes. As you delve deeper into your subjects the visual thinking diagram allows you to revise earlier lessons and you can add new information and connections creating an even richer learning experience.
Never be stuck banging your head against the wall, start your map by adding what you know and then watch the creative juices flow out of you as you add ideas and insights to your map. With iMindMap, you can then export your map to Word, Excel or PowerPoint saving a ton of time in preparation time.