Concept Mapping with Templates
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.
How SmartDraw Shines as a Concept Map Creator
- Automatic Formatting
Click simple commands and SmartDraw builds your concept map for you, automatically, so you can focus on your brainstorming session, not aligning boxes and connecting lines. Add or remove an idea, and SmartDraw realigns and arranges all the shapes in your chart so that everything looks great.
- Professional Design Themes
SmartDraw's professional themes let you apply colors, gradients, and fonts that make you look like a designer, even if you have no artistic talent.
Not only will your concept maps look great, but they can be inserted into your next presentation or report with just a single click. SmartDraw works easily with the tools you know including Microsoft Office® and G Suite® apps.
- Connect Your Mind Map to Trello®
You can easily create a Trello card for any item on a mind map. Brainstorm and run meetings using a mind map and make them actionable with Trello.
- View Your Mind Map as a Gantt Chart
With SmartDraw, you can instantly convert your mind map into a Gantt chart with just a click.
Changes made in one view will be automatically reflected in the other.
You can use a mind map to brainstorm ideas and organize and group information. When you're ready, turn your brainstorm into an actionable project plan with assignments and due dates.
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