What is a Mind Map?
A Mind Map is a powerful graphic technique which provides a universal key to unlock the potential of the brain. It harnesses the full range of cortical skills – word, image, number, logic, rhythm, color and spatial awareness – in a single, uniquely powerful manner. In so doing, it gives you the freedom to roam the infinite expanses of your brain. A Mind Map can be applied to every aspect of life where improved learning and clearer thinking will enhance human performance.
There are lots of practitioners of mind mapping and interpretations of the use and application of the technique, but the foremost practitioner, student and researcher in the field is Tony Buzan. He has developed a set of rules that leverage his study and understanding of the technique. The image above illustrates the principles of what is known as ‘Buzan Style’ Mind Mapping.
If you’d like to see some other examples of Mind Maps, just click on the button below.
Who is Tony Buzan?
Tony Buzan is the world-renowned inventor of Mind Mapping and expert on the brain, memory, speed reading, creativity and innovation. He has been named as one of the world’s top 5 speakers by Forbes magazine.
Through over 40 years of research into the workings of the brain, Tony Buzan is dedicating his life to developing and refining techniques to help individuals think better and more creatively, and reach their full potential. He has awakened the brains of millions worldwide.
Described as “one of the most influential leaders in the field of thinking creatively”, Tony utilises his accredited training courses to build a network of highly specialised experts in creative thinking, memory and speed reading techniques.
You can find out more about Tony and his work at www.tonybuzan.com
iMindMap Software – Going digital with your Mind Maps
iMind Map is software product and platform developed by Open Genius in conjunction with Tony Buzan. It represents the only Mind Mapping software platform endorsed by Tony Buzan as reflecting his style of Mind Mapping. But it provides much more that that! Currently in version 10, with version 11 due very soon, it provides various other views and tools to support Mind Mapping and greater mental flexibility that will make you more creative and flexible.
Blending a world renowned process, already used by over 250 million people, with cutting edge technology and our signature intuitive interface, iMindMap will breathe new life into your everyday tasks and guide you to discovering fresh and innovative ideas of your own. iMindMap is used worldwide by schools and individuals within organisations and companies such as NASA, Walt Disney, Microsoft, Pepsi, IBM and the United Nations helping them to think differently and to work in a more productive, creative and time saving way.
Haverin Consulting uses and provides iMindMap Home and Student during our one day practitioner training course. Upgrades to iMindMap Ultimate are available at a discount to those students who achieve certification at the practitioner level with Haverin Consulting. In addition we can provide bespoke coaching and training for those who wish to deepen their skills.
The screenshots below show some examples of the various workspace in iMindMap. For more information about training and other services please click the button.
iMindMap - Export options
iMindMap - Time Map workspace
iMindMap - Brainstorm workspace
iMindMap - Fast Capture workspace
iMindMap - Mind Map workspace
Haverin Consulting services for
Haverin Consulting provides a range of services related to the use and application in Mind Maps and the iMindmap software tool for personal and team productivity and innovation.
Applying the Competence Framework these services cover the three areas of competence in Mind Mapping.