Mind Maps

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Mind maps are a great way to organize ideas, plans and actions. Closely related is the fields of argument and decision mappings.


Reference

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map - Mind map definition

http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Embedded_Mind_Maps - embed mind maps in mediawiki *This is the best so far

http://www.austhink.org/critical/pages/argument_mapping.html - starting point for Argument Mapping

http://www.touchstone.com/tr/wp/IBIS.html - IBIS method of mapping an argument

Software

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeMind - I used this under Linux and it's OK, but not a lot of printing options.

http://www.mindmapper.com/ - I used this at work, after evaluating a lot of different packages.

http://www.compendiuminstitute.org/ - Uses the IBIS method for argument mapping. Very effective.

Example

map - from the wireless security page.

http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/mind-maps-examples.htm - Off site, Buzan page