Jamie Nast is the author of "Idea Mapping" published by John Wiley & Sons. The book is available in the Business/Economics section of bookstores. Jamie has trained over 15,000 people world-wide to be more creative, more productive and better learners.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Idea Maps #79-85 - VizThink Breakout Session

On Friday February 1, 2008 I blogged about the VizThink Conference in San Francisco for which I was fortunate to be a speaker. This posting is soley dedicated to the breakout session that Susi Watson and I did together on January 28, 2008.

I'll describe these maps from top to bottom. The first map is the agenda for the 90-minute session. Susi pre-drew the central image, and the rest she created live while participants also created their agenda maps.

After several activities which taught how idea maps are created, we shared a number of uses for idea maps from corparations and individuals around the globe. This "Uses" map housed all of our examples.

Next we did a group activity around the question, "What Would Make Your 2008 Great"? In groups of 4-5, participants individually brainstormed around that question and then merged all of their ideas onto a large map. Maps from 3 groups are included here. Finally while looking for commonality across all of the maps, Susi (along with input from the group) created a high-level MindManager template for anyone to begin thinking about what would make 2008 GREAT!

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Blogger Oleksandr Bondar said...

Take a look at nice online tool for brainstorming DoStorm.com.
It allows to process with brainstorm rounds and build map to find solutions or ideas.

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