Friday, July 22, 2011
What is brainstorming and mind mapping?
What is brainstorming?
Brainstorming is a cognitive and social process by which individuals or individuals in groups generate ideas in a systematic way.
Below you will find two different way of doing group brainstorming: General Brainstorming and Nominal Brainstorming.
What is mind mapping?
Mind mapping is a graphic way to display ideas that that an individual or group has generated or brainstormed.
According to Litemind http://litemind.com/what-is-mind-mapping/: a mind map is is a graphical way to represent ideas and concepts. It is a visual thinking tool that helps structuring information, helping you to better analyze, comprehend, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas.
In a mind map, as opposed to traditional note taking or a linear text, information is structured in a way that resembles much more closely how your brain actually works. Since it is an activity that is both analytical and artistic, it engages your brain in a much, much richer way, helping in all its cognitive functions
Here is an example of a mind map:
For additional information about this mind map and related ideas see: http://litemind.com/what-is-mind-mapping/:
On the next post we will introduce our first web-based brainstorming and mind mapping tool, Bubbl.us .