People Use iMindMap - How About You?
These rudimentary charts are penciled in or coloured with crayons.
Sketches are placed on it.
Pictures are sometimes stuck on it.
The end goal of this is to come up with a workable flow of ideas from one key word.
This sort of cognitive tool continues to be powerful and useful, even during adulthood.
A mind map is a creative method of fleshing out a project from a chain of concepts and associations.
It allows the mind mapper to use words, visuals, and so on to articulate an idea within an organized framework.
It enables flexibility by making room for non-linear thinking.
Mind Maps generally take on a hierarchical format, with key words branching out into sub-topics, utilizing auditory, visual and textual representations.
History has it that the very first person to use this was the Porphyry of Tyre, a noted Noeplatonic thinker in the late 200s, in a graphical presentation of Aristotle's philosophical categories.
This notion has been later revisited in the 1950s and early 1960s in the form of what is called a "semantic network" (an attempt to comprehend the complexities of human learning) by Allan M.
Collins and M.
Ross Quillian, respectively.
Inspired by these early teachings, popular psychology author, Tony Buzan, came up with what is now known as "modern mind mapping".
iMindMap is a program that integrates various applications like Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Project, Outlook, Publisher, One Note, and Access) and the Open Office Productivity Suite (Writer, Draw, Calc, Impress, and Base), enabling the user to convert their mind maps into spread sheets, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs), Portable Document Formats (PDFs), Microsoft Project Files, Power Point Presentations, MS Word or Open Office Writer Documents, and so on.
With iMindMap, you can attach an audio file or streaming video into the presentation.
You can also use attractive pictures and colors to better demonstrate a treatise.
Global Mind Mapping Champion Philip Chambers claims that iMindMaps is the best mind mapping program he has ever tried.
Educational Consultant Tim Fulford confirms that it is the only application that truly conforms to the 7 major rules of mind mapping.
Depending on your lifestyle or your needs, you have a range of iMindMap programs to choose from; namely, iMindMap Elements, iMindMap Professional, iMindMap Ultimate, and iMindMap Ultimate Plus.