How to mind map

How to create a mind map

The Versatility of a Mind Map

A mind map consists of a central topic that features branches to related subtopics (in a radial format). The image below is of a traditional mind map, and visually demonstrates how our brains naturally process and synthesize information. In a word, human beings think in multi-dimensional, associative, and divergent ways.

It is important to note that this conventional layout can be adjusted to meet your visual mapping requirements by the simple click of a button. In what follows, you will see a few examples of mind maps that assume different layouts and have different applications. On that note, one of the main benefits of using mind mapping software is that it facilitates virtually any application, just by changing the layout.

    • DownWard mind map

Organizational chart

Comparison chart

Work breakdown structure (WBS)

    • Rightward mind map

lssue Tree

General Information

    • Process Tree

    • Fishbone (Root Cause, Ishikawa Diagram)

3 Ways to Create a Mind Map in MindMapper

  • Begin with a blank mind map
  • Begin with a mind map template
  • Begin with a mind map with a preset style
  • A. Beginning with a blank mind map

1. Click the blank document icon

2. A central title will appear where you can enter the name of your mind map

  • B. Beginning with a template mind map

1. File> New> Template
2. Select a template mind map and click “new”

  • C. Beginning with a preset style mind map

1. File>New> Template
2. Select a style of mind map and click “new”
3. The preset style will be used to create your mind map

Creating and Editing Topics (i.e. branches)

  • Creating Mind Map Topics

1.Select a topic by hovering your cursor over it

2.Press the spacebar to create a new topic and fill in the text. Press the “enter” key when you are done.

Tip: You can skip having to use the spacebar key by simply typing your text

  • Creating Mind Map Topics

1. Select a topic
2. Press the “enter” key or double click your mouse

3. Type your text and press the “enter” key when finished

Resource Videos

How to create mind map topics: