Posted by: pkab | 26 August 2008

MIND MAPS: PICTURES AND WORDS IN SPACE


By: Austin Kleon

space and design

Pictures and words in space:

What I’m trying to do when I make a mind map: I’m trying to construct a 2-D memory palace on paper. By making notes in a non-linear manner, by arranging images and words in space, I can SEE connections that would otherwise be impossible with just words written in sequence.

linear vs. non-linear

I use mind-maps for several things:

1) Brainstorming

COMICS + INFORMATION DESIGN

Generating ideas, rather than just preserving them.

2) Taking notes on books

MINDMAP OF MUSICOPHILIA BY OLIVER SACKS

(Oddly, I have only attempted non-fiction, never fiction. Not entirely sure why this is.)

3) Taking notes on documentaries

mindmap of THE CORPORATION documentary (part one)

4) Recording meetings and events

Vizthink Austin June 18, 2008 Sketchnotes

5) Remembering conversations

See all of my mind maps.

Note: this post was a response to the Vizthink prompt, “In what unique way do you use Mind Maps?

Source: Austin Kleon


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