There are so many circumstances in our day-to-day lives that we need to brainstorm to solve a problem or come up with an idea. For many of us, though, this process is difficult and doesn’t come naturally. That’s where making a mind map can help.
We found Elmer’s motivating Mind Maps on Google+ and invited him to do a guest blog post. We love stories like Elmer’s that showcase unique ways Mind Maps help make information memorable and meaningful.
How many of us have struggled with a thought that is right there on the tip of our tongue, but we just can’t seem to describe it? What if our life depended on it? Or, to be less dramatic, what if our job depended on it? If pressed hard enough any of us can start blurting out ideas and thoughts. There may be no rhyme or reason to what we are saying, but in that stream of consciousness would most likely be some pretty excellent ideas.
In today’s fast-paced, high-tech world, most of us feel that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. In fact, many of us have come to glorify busyness as a necessary stepping stone to success. But the truth is that business isn’t necessarily synonymous with productivity.
Mind maps are an incredible tool that can help you to get a complex jumble of ideas out of your head and onto paper in well laid out way. They are typically a visual diagram with a central idea placed in the middle and related ideas arranged around it.
The concept of the virtual world making your real-world workday more efficient is nothing new. In fact, technologists have been envisioning such a future since the early days of virtual reality in the 1980s. But even with more modern versions of VR, we still haven’t been able to fix one of its biggest issues.In short, VR makes you sick. While your mind sees that you’re moving, your body feels like it’s not. You become disoriented, and it can make you physically ill. That’s why a new type of VR called augmented reality, is becoming a popular alternative.
You’ve got to come up with some big ideas. You think brainstorming is the answer. Now you just have to make it work without it becoming a Dilbert cartoon.
Brainstorming is a creativity method many people have used, and more may have joked about. We apply brainstorming to try to get the most out of a group while producing ideas, right?