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3 reasons a Time Map View workflow will streamline your work process

A well-structured workflow will seriously boost your productivity. It is a breakdown of the processes and tools you need to streamline your current workload. Whether you are managing a large team, planning a group project, or simply looking to organise daily tasks, a workflow of the tasks and tools required will transform chaos to clarity.

MindMap 10 Ultimate’s Time Map View provides a unique take on the typical workflow diagram. Time Map View will help you keep track of every part of your project by creating a visual snapshot of your responsibilities and actions along a vibrant timeline. Here’s how to streamline your busy workload using the Time Map View…

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Tony Buzan visits Tec Marina this March for the ThinkBuzan Mind Mapping Course

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In March, we were very excited to welcome Tony Buzan, the inventor of Mind Mapping, to our iMindMap headquarters at Tec Marina near Cardiff, UK.

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Is doubt killing your great idea? Try Mind Mapping a Greens and Reds Analysis

Have you ever had a brilliant idea that you were excited to share, only for fear to kick in and stop you in your tracks? What if others thought it was unrealistic, flawed or odd? At some point, we can all fall victim to self-doubt. Don’t fret, Mind Mapping a Greens and Reds Analysis will help you to eliminate any uncertainty surrounding your ideas.

The Greens and Reds Analysis is a simple but effective problem solving strategy that allows you to identify an idea’s pros and cons to encourage confident choices. By analysing your idea, you will build a strong case around it before you present it to others. In the example below, we will imagine that we manage a company’s I.T. department and we want to put forward the idea of team members working from home a few days a week. For the most effective analysis, we recommend weighing up the ‘Greens and Reds’ of your idea using the Mind Mapping technique, which we will get into below.

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Solve complex problems with a Six Thinking Hats Mind Map

Mind Mapping 6 Thinking Hats

When it comes to solving problems, your perspective only provides one view of a situation, limiting creativity. The Six Thinking Hats technique encourages you to switch between thinking styles to consider a problem from different angles and generate a variety of ideas and possible solutions.

You may be familiar with this technique already, but have you tried it with Mind Mapping? A Mind Map’s outward radiating branches and keywords prompt you to make associations between your thoughts and generate more ideas. With an overview of your ideas, you will easily spot the gaps in your analysis and can devote more attention to those areas.

Adopt a thinking style one-by-one, adding to your Mind Map as you go. During this exercise, you will have to review previous sections to complete another. A Mind Map’s structure doesn’t require you to think ‘in order’, so you can jump back and forth to build on different areas when needed.

Let’s get started…

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6色ハット発想法・マインドマップで複雑な問題を解決

Mind Mapping 6 Thinking Hats

 

今週は、第16回ワールドクリエイティビティ、イノベーションウィークです。新鮮なアイディアを引き出し、現状を打破すべく新しい行動にチャレンジ。眠っているクリエイティビティを解放してみませんか。この記事では、エドワード・デ・ボノ博士が考案した6色ハット発想法(Six Thinking Hats)とマインドマップを組み合わせた問題解決方法をご案内します。

さらに、ワールドクリエイティビティ、イノベーションウィークを記念してiMindMap ソフトウェア全商品の期間限定15%割引セールを実施します。詳細は本記事の最後でご案内します。

 

マインドマップと6色ハット発想法でクリエイティブなソリューションを

「問題解決法」を考える時、つい状況の一面だけを見ることによりクリエイティビティの発揮が制限されてしてしまいます。6色ハット発想法では、さまざまな角度から問題を考え、アイディアや解決策を得ることを勧めています。

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iMindMap voted Mind Mapper’s Choice 2017

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iMindMap is voted Mind Mapper’s Choice in the Biggerplate Annual Report 2017

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Organise your thoughts and your workspace: Capture digital notes with the Brainstorm View

Information overload is a real problem today, increasing stress levels and draining productivity in the modern workforce. From taking meeting notes to researching for your next big project, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when faced with copious amounts of information. How do you begin to make sense of it all? How will you remember the details?

iMindMap’s unique Brainstorm View will help you to make sense of the chaos and pinpoint your focus. Gather and organise your notes, research and ideas digitally, keeping your workspace and thoughts clear so that you can concentrate on the things that matter. With an infinite, adaptable canvas, and a range of tools to prompt organisation, it provides a flexible space to bring order to information quickly. Read on to learn more about the Brainstorm View…

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How iMindMap can help with autism and epilepsy

 

Mind Mapping has done so much good for my brother and I. Solving problems, planning and overcoming some of the barriers of autism.

 

iMindMap is frequently talked about as a digital platform for project management and organisation, but the techniques inherent to its features are not limited to these alone. A good example of this is the way in which iMindMap can act as an aid for autism and epilepsy. Vix and Chris contacted iMindMap to tell us how Mind Mapping is helping them and we wanted to share their success story with you.

 

My brother and I both have high functioning autism and I have uncontrolled epilepsy too. Learning through mnemonics has never been so much fun for us. Mind Maps help us plan out our daily routines without stress.

 
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Freshen up your thinking space this spring with iMindMap

Spring has finally sprung, bringing with it the perfect opportunity for a fresh start and the chance to get organised for the rest of this year. Many use this time of year to spring clean homes and offices, so why not freshen up your thinking space? This article will show you how to achieve clearer headspace ready for new beginnings. De-clutter your brain and organise your thoughts using iMindMap this springtime, to ready yourself for future success.

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この春、iMindMap でシンキングスペースをリフレッシュ

春の訪れを感じさせる今日この頃、新学期、新生活のスタート準備は万全ですか? 大成功の一年となるよう、iMindMapを使って思考スペースも整理整頓してみましょう。

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