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There is nothing worse
than a sharp image
of a fuzzy concept.
Ansel Adams, 1902 - 1984
American photographer

Directing your thinking series

Basics of mind/concept mapping

Creating your concept map I (instructions below)


  • Mouse click the 

    +

    sign to add a concept
  • Move concept onto the "stage" or within the gray field
  • Enter text, then use the arrows to increase or decrease text
  • Continue to add, move and arrange concepts
  • Select one concept as the central or most important one
  • With lower right corner, increase or decrease concept rectangles
  • Click lower left corner on two boxes to link them
  • Print your map!

Thinking and recall series

Concentrating | Radical thinking | Thinking aloud/private speech |
Thinking critically | Thinking critically | Thinking creatively |
Mapping explanation/demo  | Make your own map I | Make your own map II |
Mind mapping and free writing exercise |
Thinking like a genius: Creative solutions | Famous thinkers | Selected thoughts

Flash exercise contributed by Bobby Marko and Dr. Brad Hokanson, Interactive Media (DHA 5341) School of Design, University of Minnesota.