“How To Get Started With Mind Mapping”
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Mind Mapping is great for being able to take complex ideas and break them down into more meaningful and easily digestible chunks. In this episode of the Mind Mapping Show we interview a Robotics Scientist who uses the technique to keep track of complex projects. Xander Soldaat is an Infrastructure Architect by day (something to do with IT projects) and a Robotics Scientist by night (something to do with clever Lego pieces!).
He was recently introduced to FreeMind by a client and now uses it all the time in both his work and in his nocturnal activities building lego robots. Whenever I interview fans of the Mind Map I generally get people who fall across two different spectrums. There are those who use software versus those that do it by hand and then there are those who are very structured and logical versus those who are more creative.
Xander falls into the quadrant of being highly technical and logical and is an avid user of Mind Mapping software in his application of the tool. However what we discover in this episode is how even using it in this way does stimulate his creativity (and his memory) when solving complex problems. My favourite quote from the whole interview originally comes from his blog and it is “Mind Mapping is great for you if you are bursting with ideas but cursed with the memory of a goldfish”. Additionally in this interview you will discover:
Just looking at this Mind Mapping Example might have you think that what is going on here is really basic, however don’t be fooled by what you see here.
If you had the misfortune to find yourself cornered at a party by a Mind Mapping Zealot and Purist they would give you these reasons why this was a really bad example of a Mind Map: Continue Reading…