Mind mapping

A mind map is a visual way to structure ideas. It allows you to flexibly and dynamically add, delete or change ideas and connections between ideas. You can represent ideas with words and/or other media.

Example mind map (made with Coggle.it)

Creating mind maps

To create your own mind map:

  • Start with a central concept
  • Add related sub-concepts which radiate from the centre
  • Use colour, icons, symbols and images to differentiate or relate concepts

Mind maps can be created with paper and coloured pens, or with free or licensed software, such as: