The concept map method allows a person or team to collect their ideas about a central topic in a visual way. This is known by a few different names: concept mapping, mental mapping, mind mapping, and even concept webbing.
The main topic will be in the center of the map and related ideas will radiate out from it.
A concept map maker like SmartDraw lets you visualize your ideas without interrupting your creative flow. As you think of a new idea just add a shape to your concept map and type. Ideas will be loosely connected to each other. You can always go back to organize and create logical groupings and hierarchies later.
You and your team can work on the same mind map using SmartDraw, or your favorite file sharing apps like Dropbox®, Google Drive™, Box®, or OneDrive®. You can also share files with non SmartDraw users by simply emailing them a link.
Export your mind map to Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, or Google® Docs and Sheets in just a few clicks.
SmartDraw also has apps for Trello, Confluence, and Jira.
Here are some examples of concept maps created with SmartDraw. You can edit them in your browser and quickly make your own.
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