Represent Your Ideas Visually

Filed in How-to, Interesting Technologies, Miscellaneous by on October 14, 2009

How do you begin a project? How do share your ideas with others?
An outline?
Just start typing and see what comes out?
Lay out your references side by side and pull the main ideas from each before organizing into a general plan?
Consider concept mapping!
Concept mapping (or “graphic organizing”) is the process of diagramming concepts in a way that demonstrates their relationships.
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Here are two wonderful free tools available to create concept maps and more (presentations, interactive websites):

  • Tufts University’s Visual Understanding Environment: http://vue.tufts.edu/index.cfm
  • Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (University of West Florida) CmapTools: http://cmap.ihmc.us/conceptmap.html
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