8 Best Articles on Mind Maps
The most useful articles on mind maps from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Mind Maps Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on mind maps by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Five Models for Making Sense of Complex Systems
- Thinking in maps: from the Lascaux caves to modern knowledge graphs
- From mental map to mental atlas
- How to Make Mind Maps: Visualize Your Ideas for Better Brainstorming
- Make a Mind Map to Keep on Top of Everything in Your Life
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How to Make Mind Maps: Visualize Your Ideas for Better Brainstorming
Legend has it that in the summer of 1994, as the production of Toy Story was wrapping up, four Pixar creatives went to lunch to brainstorm ideas for new projects. Sketching on napkins, they teased out ideas for what would become Wall-E; Monsters, Inc.; A Bug’s Life; and Finding...
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From mental map to mental atlas
Mental maps, cognitive maps, mind maps… Scientists and popular psychologists alike have coined all kinds of thinking maps. What’s the difference? While it may be tempting to consider some of these…
«A mental atlas is not just a way to think; it’s a way to explore.»
Organize your mind’s way of thinking with mind maps
Organize you and your team’s way of thinking with mind maps. InVision’s Mind Map Guide and free Mind Map Template for Freehand, the digital whiteboard, is the perfect place to start.
Austin Kleon shows how he makes mind-maps
Mind-mapping is a form of “radial note taking” according to Austin Kleon, bestselling author of Steal Like An Artist and other books. In his video, he shows how he uses mind maps to clu…
Make a Mind Map to Keep on Top of Everything in Your Life
Mind maps are wonderful tools for organizing information and boosting creativity. GTD guru David Allen says that he now maps out his "world" because his lists of projects and actions alone didn't keep him as much on top of everything as he needed.
5 Ways to Use Mind Maps for Visual Blogs
Mind maps are a powerful productivity tool which you can use across a variety of areas. Let's see how mind maps can help you create a visual blog.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on mind maps.
Five Models for Making Sense of Complex Systems
In one of the classes I teach at CCA, students were confused by mental models, conceptual models, concept maps, etc. I ended up making a…
Thinking in maps: from the Lascaux caves to modern knowledge graphs
Humans have been thinking in maps since the first symbolic communication systems. While it may first bring cartography to mind, a map isn't always geographic.
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