Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Mind mapping offers a brainstorming tool to chart the creative process

Try mind mapping to assist the creative processThose of you who enjoy creativity tools, particularly those that facilitate brainstorming, may enjoy mind mapping, a means of organizing and lending structure to ideas. Mind mapping utilizes diagrams composed of images and words to connect, prioritize, build on, and analyze the ideas, inspirations and thoughts that the creative process yields.

To experiment with mind mapping yourself, you can download for free an open source program called FreeMind, available at SourceForge.net.

And, since a picture is worth a thousand words, try this step-by-step illustration of a mind mapping process unfolding.