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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 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:

On the next post we will introduce our first web-based  brainstorming and mind mapping tool, .

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