Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Personal, Academic, Business
The image above graphically conveys the synchronous relationships between the three main areas of Visual mapping. Do you to see the connections and relationship flow between the three parts of the Visual mapping whole?
I often emphasize understanding process as essential for the forward thinking information manager to grasp the absolute importance of appreciating system.
I focus on three main areas associated with visual mapping; personal, academic and business. Concentrating on the personal arena for this post, and I’ll get to Academic and Business in further posts.
The tools, techniques and mindset of visual mapping facilitate the personal arena as the place where we build the foundation of information management. This is where we find the absolute power of visual mapping.
IMO, the personal arena is the place where it must all start. From the logic or abstract aha moments to the pure enlightenment; becoming a visual mapper positively changes your approach to personal productivity.
Mind mapping is the non linear mode of choice for self dev. It is indeed an excellent over viewer for reducing complexity of thought and organizing issues associated with getting things done. A mind map becomes a door that can open up a whole new world of non linear possibilities. If you want to go from hand written notes to a neatly produced mind map, it may look like the example below.
Many people I have worked with tend to use the mind map to gain clarity of thought in a busy world. The personal user is indeed the individual who may be involved with academia as a student and/or teacher. The personal user may also be involved within business arenas that branch off to industry and/or corporate business. At the base level mind maps are useful graphical expressions for those who best understand information as non linear.
Suffice to say, Mind maps enable the laying of a sound foundation for the budding information manager. Choosing the Visual mapping way to move forward as a superior communicator is becoming more main stream. Further acceptance of the tools, techniques and mindset of Visual mapping opens up many more avenues of opportunity for the personal user.
It is of the utmost importance to become very familiar with your chosen mapping software package. There are many excellent products to choose from. Below is a list of the products I recommend for the personal user to consider.