ADVANCED MIND MAPPING

Weblog dedicated to MindMapping. Belongs to the web-portal AKA MONITOR. - Tento weblog je v péči doc. Arnošta Katolického (doc.aka@akamonitor.cz). Informuje o vybraných zdrojích na webu, v časopisech a knihách, týkajících se myšlenkových map a jejich využití v praxi. Služba je součástí portálu AKA MONITOR www.akamonitor.cz. Využijte službu RSS k snadnějšímu sledování aktualizace obsahu. Jazyk: český a anglický. Language: czech and english.

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15.9.17

Novinky v ConceptDraw

Chystám se vystavit recenzi zajímavého produktu Conceptdraw (CD).
Zde - trochu v předstihu - uvádím odkaz na aktuální novinky v CD.
Najdete je na url:
http://www.conceptdraw.com/news/digest/week-at-conceptdraw-37-2017/

23.8.17

TheBrain 202: Editing and Evolving Your Brain

27. 7. 2017 bylo vystaveno video z webináře, věnovaného editování existujícího Brainu.
"This webinar is designed for users who have created a basic Brain but now need to change their Thought structure or evolve their original Brain. Learn how to garden your Thoughts and easily edit your Brain."
Najdete ho na adrese: ZDE

TheBrain Online Resources

Tutorials
View video walkthroughs of everything from basic functionality to advanced features.
http://www.thebrain.com/tutorials

Getting Started Webinars
Join us live twice a week. Sign up now.
http://thebrain.com/support/101/

TheBrain Knowledgebase
A Brain all about TheBrain!
https://webbrain.com/u/165T

User Guide
Download traditional PDF documentation.
http://thebrain.com/support/docs/

Recorded Events
On-demand recordings featuring topics on 
http://thebrain.com/community/recorded-events/ 

TheBrain applications and key features.
http://thebrain.com/community/recorded-events/  

TheBrain Blog
Go in depth with tips and tricks, applications, and more at TheBrain Blog.
http://blog.thebrain.com/  

User Forums
Browse the discussion threads and join in with your voice.
http://forums.thebrain.com/

22.8.17

Inside Jerry's Brain.

The Creator of the World's Largest Brain Shows Us His Mind
In this interactive webinar Jerry shares the process he uses to keep adding to his Brain as well as share his insights and best practices on building and managing large Brains that withstand the test of time.
Najdete TheBrain na adrese:
http://forums.thebrain.com/post/recording-now-available-inside-jerry’s-brain-8043188?pid=1291654179

Application videos and templates - BRAINZIP

Otevřete si na webu stránku:
http://www.thebrain.com/products/thebrain/apps/
Uvidíte následující informaci, týkající se této stránky:
"This section features video recordings of webinars showing how to apply TheBrain. You may also download the BrainZips and browse the example Brains online."
Stránka obsahuje seznam nejdůležitějších aplikací TheBrainu, kterým byly věnovány free webinary, rozdělených do dvou skupin.
- Business and Technology Applications:
Project Management, Sales and Business Development, Presentations and Meetings, Company Operations & Client Management, Market Research and Product Design, IT Management and Engineering, Job Seekers and HR Professionals.
- Personal Organization, Creative and Education Applications:
Getting Things Done, Autobiographical Brain, Inspirational Ias, Writing and Creative Projects, Self Learning and Education, Vacation Planning.
Kliknutím na název aplikace se dostanete na stránku, která je určena konkrétně této aplikaci. Stránka obsahuje video, které danou aplikaci (Brain) podrobně prochází. Navíc obsahuje odkaz, který vám umožní stáhnout daný Brain. Když se podíváte na název staženého souboru, uvidíte zvláštní koncovku: *.BrainZip.  Tento soubor vzniká když příslušný Brain uložíte a poslouží vám při zavádění hotového Brainu do aplikaci TheBrain.

20.8.17

TheBrain Philosophy and Best Practices

TheBrain 8 - Znalostní databáze
Na adrese:
https://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/19E4781A-1D4E-A29F-3C34-3F177FD3A90A/thought/215
najdete živý TheBrain, který je zaměřen na téma:
"TheBrain Philosophy and Best Practices".
Tento TheBrain je užitečné prohlédnout, jelikož je zajímavý nejen svým obsahem, ale i svým pojetím a způsobem provedení.

Snadný start s TheBrain - Webinar TheBrain 101

Věnujte pozornost adrese: http://thebrain.com/support/101/
Na této adrese se nabízí nejbližší termíny on-line webinárů.
Get started fast with this live free webinar.
This free webinar is the best way to learn how to get started on your Brain quickly. We cover all the basics so you can create an amazing Brain! This session also features live Q&A so you can ask key questions and hear what other users want to know.
Nejbližší termíny jsou:
Friday, August 25              
Friday, September 1
Friday, September 8
Friday, September 15
Can’t attend? No worries. Watch a pre-recorded 101.

Discover what your Brain can do.

Just getting started? The 10 minute tour 
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/tour/
will teach you all the basics.
For more detailed instruction, pick a topic below.

General Overview Video Tips
- TheBrain 101
http://www.thebrain.com/community/event-archive/101
- TheBrain Overview
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/overviews
- New Release Feature Tours
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/new-features/
Feature Focus Tips:
- Thought Relationship Basics
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/thought-basics/
- Changing Thought Relationships
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/changing-relationships/
- Display Options
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/display-options/
- Types and Tags
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/types-and-tags/
- Integrating Files and Email
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/files-and-email/
- Customizing
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/customize/
- Mac OS X Specific Features
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/mac/
- Tools: Notes, Reports, Calendar, and Search
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/pbtools/
- Multiple Brains
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/multi-brains/
- Import-Export
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/import-and-export/
- Publish, Share, and Synchronize
http://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials/sharing/

19.8.17

TheBrain - terminologie

Každý obor má svoji terminologii. Zejména při studiu nového tématu je důležitým pomocníkem významový slovník. Pokud se chystáte poznávat TheBrain, doporučuji vám otevřit si www stránku http://www.thebrain.com/support/docs/ a stáhnout si User guide pro TheBrain. Je to dokument o 255-ti stránkách, ale nelekejte se. Přesuňte se v souboru na konec. Před indexem najdete část, pojmenovaná GLOSSARY. Zde najdete význam ( v angličtině ) všech základních pojmů, používaných v dokumentaci k TheBrainu.

18.8.17

TheBrain 9 User Guide?

Tvůrci rogramu TheBrain na svém portálu zdůrazňují komplexní inovací svého produktu ve verzi 9. Cituji: 
"TheBrain 9 has been re-engineered from the ground up and provides enhanced capabilities in all aspects of the software. From the front-end user interface to the back-end data storage, literally everything is new and improved."
Detailní výčet změn najdete na akamonitoru ZDE
Je přirozené, že jsem se setkal s otázkou:
"kde je User Guide pro novou verzi 9?"

Zde je odpověď získaná ze support odd. firmy tvůrce programu:
"...But don't have a user guide yet for TheBrain 9, but for additional details, please check out TheBrain 9 New Features and Benefits Overview: http://assets.thebrain.com/documents/TheBrain9_Benefits_Overview.pdf.
You can open TheBrain 9 program and go to "Help" -> Create a Quick Start Brain. This Brain contains currently available tutorials for TheBrain 9."
Pokud byste měli problémy s čitelností obsahu obrázků v PDF souboru, pomůže vám následující album zvětšenin vybraných obrázků, které najdete na adrese: ZDE (
https://www.zonerama.com/Arnokato/Album/3579427)

16.8.17

TheBrain - Put Your Brain in the Cloud

With the TheBrain you Get Online and Mobile Access.
TheBrain Cloud Services lets you access your Brain from anywhere online. You can also synchronize changes to your Brain between different machines and still make modifications while offline. Hosting, syncing, backup, sharing and more is all easy and available right here at www.thebrain.com.
To enable the ability to collaborate on Brains, subscribe to TeamBrain services. Until you subscribe to TeamBrain services you will not be able to make changes to other people's Brains, regardless of the user role you are granted. When you sign up for your Brain Account you can try all Cloud Services for 30 days. Then you can continue with free public publishing or subscribe to TheBrain Pro Services.
Short list of the on-line features.
TheBrain Cloud Services enable you - short list of features:
- Synchronize your Brain, including file attachments, between multiple computers
- Access your Brain from a Web browser on any computer with an Internet connection
- Publish your Brain and share it with friends and colleagues
- Backup your Brain online automatically
explore-online-brains.png
You can find main information about thebrain cloud services in the FAQ HERE.
thebrain cloud services faq
Detail list of the on-line features.
a) Storage space excluding file attachments
b) Storage Space for file attachments
c) Synchronizing files from TheBrain desktop to the cloud and other devices
d) Include all desktop software upgrades
e) Share your Brain with the world online  
f) Access your Brain from any computer browser
g) Access your Brain from your iOS and Android
h) Synchronize your Brain between computers
i) Make your Brain private or unlisted
j) Invite and give other users read-only access to Private Brains
k) Backup your Brain online
l) Brains can include:
- Unlimited thoughts and links
- Notes
- Web pages
- Custom colors and wallpaper
- Thought icons/images
- File attachments  (up to 200MB each)
m) Exclusive access to our Alpha and Beta releases
n) FREE upgrades to new releases.
Not all on-line features are enabled with the Free Edition.
The differences between TheBrain Free Edition and the Pro Cloud Services with TheBrain Desktop are descibed in the FAQ - HERE.
After your trial ends you will still have access to all your public Brains on WebBrain.com. If you want to continue to publish privately or with additional file attachments you will need to subscribe to TheBrain Pro Services. 
You can find information regarding TheBrain cloud HERE.
You can explore other users' Brains anytime. Take advantage of TheBrain Cloud Services by publishing your Brain online your self, either privately or visible to the world. Users who wish to sync their desktop Brains to the cloud and multiple machines will need to subscribe to TheBrain Cloud Services.

TheBrain for Android

TheBrain for Android combines the best of note taking, file synchronization and mind mapping apps to give you the ultimate digital memory on your mobile device.  TheBrain for Android works with TheBrain desktop application and users’ Cloud accounts providing universal access to ideas, notes and files, in addition to visualizing how everything is related. TheBrain for Android is a free app for all Brain users who have a Brain Cloud services accountTheBrain 9 beta for Android is available on the Google Play store! You must be a member of TheBrain for Android Beta community to download it. This version will allow you to sync your Brains from TheBrain 9 Cloud Server. There are many new features and like the desktop versions of TheBrain 9, the Android App has been extensively rewritten.
Featured improvements include:
- Offline access and editing with full sync abilities
- Better visualization and animation
- An updated user interface
- Increased performance and responsiveness throughout
You can see the features in 5 minute Introduction HERE
How to create a new Brain on your Android Tablet see HERE
TheBrain notes the following information capture and file synchronization features:
- visualization - users can navigate across all key topics and information within their Brain's Thought network and connections;
cloud, desktop knowledge creation
- ideas, notes, links and files are available on all devices including Android and iOS devices, Windows and Mac computers, and most Web browsers;
- dynamic mind mapping - animated links and visualization enable any Thought or file to be connected to anything else;
simplified idea capture
- TheBrain stores all new Thoughts, connections or notes;
- robust search - users can quickly find any file, Web page or idea;
visual file management
- Web pages, photos and documents can be added to Thoughts and linked in a manner that reflects the thinking and business relationships of the user; and collaboration and Brain sharing
- users can publish and share Brains in the cloud and synchronize Thoughts with team members privately.

14.8.17

TheBrain 9 -Co nového a zpětná (NE) kompatibilita

Jedním z důvodů proč jsem se vrátil na svém portálu k programu TheBrain právě nyní, je skutečnost, že právě u verze 9 došlo k významné inovaci. Tento text změny popisuje. Současně upozorňuje na vznikající problematika se zpětnou kompatibilitou, jmenovitě s verzí 8.
What's New TheBrain 9

TheBrain 9 features a streamlined modern user interface, hundreds of enhancements, and greatly increased speed and reliability. It is all-new, completely native on Windows and macOS.
TheBrain 9 has been re-engineered from the ground up and provides enhanced capabilities in all aspects of the software. From the front-end user interface to the back-end data storage, literally everything is new and improved.- Modern user interface with streamlined design puts your content first
- From creating thoughts to adding attachments, everything is easier and more intuitive
- Powerful database tech for quick startup, more responsive Brains and augmented scalability
- All new tabbed interface makes multiple Brain viewing and access a breeze
- Built-in previewing of Web pages and documents
- Contemporary notes editor utilizing styles, featuring instant video and image embedding
- Mind Map view to augment information visualization and analysis
- Enhanced Thought animation with silky smooth 60 frames per second animation
- Faster, rock-solid syncing; now including Android and iOS
- Goodbye Java. Hello native code!
The compatibility

TheBrain 9 will not overwrite TheBrain 8 and both versions can be used at the same time, however it is not backward compatible with TheBrain 8. TheBrain 9 makes a copy of your Brain as part of the import process.
TheBrain 9 syncs to a different server than TheBrain 8. Your Brains will not be available in TheBrain 9 until you import them and they will not be available from the cloud for use on other computers and mobile devices until you sync them using TheBrain 9.

13.8.17

TheBrain - filosofie přístupu a hlavní nabídka funkcí

Firma TheBrain prezentuje svůj produkt slovy: 
"It starts with a single Thought and grows more powerful as you use it. Think of it as a living mind map with unlimited space for everything you want, are learning or need to remember. Each idea can grow and evolve with all related Thoughts instead of being separated in folders or lists."
Co všechno vám TheBrain nabízí: 
Obecně:
TheBrain moves beyond linear folders and lists, letting you create a network of information organized the way you think about it. You don't have to force any idea or project into a single folder. With TheBrain you can connect things to anything else.
TheBrain applies visualization to your information, creating a digital map similar to paper-based mind maps you may be familiar with, but so much more powerful.
There is no limit to the number of ideas or files you can add to your digital Brain. You can create a Brain with several thousand Thoughts easily and continue to grow it.
Jednotlivě:
a) TheBrain lets you see how your ideas and information are related. Use powerful visualization to discover information that would normally be overlooked, make connections and gain new understanding of your projects and content.
b) Use TheBrain to manage specific projects or as an "everything in your life manager" to get the big picture on your ideas and find the right information in seconds.
c) TheBrain lets you digitize your mind so you can literally see your thinking and refine your ideas. Each of your Thoughts comes to life on-screen with connections to other related Thoughts, creating a context for thinking and action.
d) Save files, web pages, images and even emails into TheBrain for instant access. Adding things is as simple as drag and drop.
e) Your digital Brain works across multiple platforms and computers and can be synchronized across multiple machines. Access your Brain from TheBrain desktop software, a Web browser, or even your mobile device. Keep your data locally, plus a backup online for remote access and sharing with friends.
f) TheBrain not only brings up the right idea but lets you see how it relates to everything else, so you are prepared for anything. This means you can shift contexts quickly and get an immediate visual briefing by viewing connected topics.  
g) Move beyond linear file folder hierarchies and organize files the way you think - under multiple categories or projects. Anything can be linked to anything else. Track and save multiple versions, add notes and tag documents with priorities. Even integrate Outlook, Apple Mail, or webmail messages for a complete view of your projects.
Závěr:
Get it out of your head and into TheBrain. Get complete task management and mental clarity by creating Thoughts for all key tasks and projects in your lifeYour action-oriented Brain will put you in the driver’s seat and enhance your productivity. Create a complete meeting management and task tracking network. Visualize all your responsibilities and projectsIntegrate all information resources for your daily big picture.

12.8.17

TheBrain for Nonlinear Project Management

V roce 2002 jsem poprvé publikoval pojednání, přibližující produkt TheBrain, který byl púvodně zařaze do sw zajištění myšlenkových map, sliboval však od počátku mnohostranné využití, m.j. v oblasti znalostního managementu (knowledge management). Text najdete na adrese: http://www.akamonitor.cz/thebrain/. Od té doby prodělal TheBrain rozsáhlé inovace a neustále se dále vyvíjí. Slouží celé řadě odvětví. V tomto textu vám chci přiblížit aplikaci TheBrain v jedné z oblastí projektového managmentu.  
Na adrese: http://www.thebrain.com/community/recorded-events/archive/2017/project-management/
najdete komentované video, které podrobně aplikaci popisuje a ukazuje hlavní přínosy. 
Cituji komentář k videu:
"Achieve Easy Productivity and Success with Visualization. Driving your ideas to completion can be a challenge especially when you’re dealing with multiple data sources, complex requirements, and multiple stakeholders. Use your Brain to create a complete context for all your ideas and information. Your project Brain will help you take control and get results.
Driving your ideas to completion can be a challenge especially when you’re dealing with multiple data sources, complex requirements, and multiple stakeholders. Use your Brain to create a complete context for all your ideas and information. Your project Brain will help you take control and get results." 
Video byla publikováno 23. 3. 2017.
Je k dispozici i na youtube na adrese:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uyy7Pog-ZU
Celá komplexní informace byla připravena pro webinar, jeden z mnoha, které firma nabízí uživatelům zdarma na adrese: http://www.thebrain.com/community/event-archive/.
Webinar, o kterém v tomto článku jde, zahrnuje následující dílčí témata:
• Easy brainstorming techniques and knowledge capture that works 
• Juggling multiple projects in a single Brain 
• Setting project goals and objectives 
• Visualizing project phases and tagging project tasks 
• Accessing and integrating disparate resources
Tato moje zpráva je součástí mé širší aktivity, zaměřené na prezentaci produktu TheBrain v nejrůznějších oblastech. Další informace, případně odkazy, najdete zde: http://projman2.akamonitor.cz, nejúplněji postupně na adrese: http://mind-map.akamonitor.cz.

10.8.17

ASTAH Professional

V červnu 2011 jsem vystavil na svém blogu věnovaném myšlenkovým mapám, upoutávku na velmi zajímavý a hodnotný produkt ASTAH, který je výtvorem japonské formy Change Vision. 
Najdete ji na adrese: http://mind-map.akamonitor.cz/2011/06/astah-professional-upoutavka-aka.html
Astah, formerly known as JUDE (Java and UML Developers' Environment, pronounced Judo ), is a UML modeling tool created by Japanese company Change Vision. 
Firma dodávající ASTAH Professioal nabízí řadu dalších navazujícíh produktů:
- Astah SysML
- Astah GSN
- Astah Share
- Astah UML Pad
- Astah Community
Od té doby se produkt dále vyvíjel do dnešní podoby, kterou vám chci přiblížit v tomto textu. První moje poznámka patří bohaté dokumentaci k produktu, jmenovitě k ASTAH Professional.
Říká se, že není třeba nosit dřevo do lesa a já se podle toho budu řícit. Nebudu opakovat to, co můžeme v přehledné formě získat na webu. A jelikož produkt je v angličtině a není lokalizován do češtiny, budu předpokládat, že čtenáři tohoto textu nebude dělat potíže, když nyní přepnu do angličtiny, abych vám přiblížil zdroje, které firma nabízí. Výhodou pro čtenáře by mělo být uspořádání odkazů z jedné webové stránky.  
Podnětem k mému návratu k ASTAHU byla emailová zpráva, informující o změnené licenční politice firmy. You can use Astah Professional edition with only $9.99 per month! 
a výrazné další zlepšení tutriálů a FAQ stránek.
Tutorial and FAQ pages are improved to offer better guidances for you!
Astah Tutorial: https://goo.gl/eg8eXc
Astah FAQ: https://goo.gl/VXmQgs
Velmi si cením toho, že firma Astah updatovala Astah Professional free licenci i pro pro studendy.
Následují komentované odkazy na hlavní zdroje informaci, dostupných na webu firmy:
Learn how to get started with Astah
http://astah.net/videos/quick-start-tutorial
Install Astah Free Plugins easily!
http://astah.net/features/plugins
Get an Intro to Class Diagrams
http://astah.net/videos/class-diagram
See how Astah works
http://astah.net/features/useful-functions
Q&A Forum
http://astah.net/support/questions

Demonstrační video najdte na adrese:
http://astah.net/videos
Quick Start Video
http://astah.net/videos
Tutorials
http://astah.net/tutorials
Are You Modeling?
http://areyoumodeling.com/
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Firma poukazuje na to, že její aktivity jsou jednou částí  širokého trendu aktivit.
Cituji:"We are just a small part of a pretty big movement. Modeling isn’t a new idea, and there are a lot of resources out there. Here are some that we think are pretty helpful."
Object Management Group
http://www.omg.org/
UML Zone
http://www.umlzone.com/
SysML Org
http://sysml.org/
MBSE Wiki
http://www.omgwiki.org/MBSE/doku.php
Připravuji vlastní All in One Slideshow, pojatou jako "Follow me...", tedy jako průvodce po stránkách firmy. Odkaz na Slideshow najdete v tomto weblogu. 

15.9.13

MindGenius 5 - recenze

MindGenius (MG ) patří ke špičce v oblasti softwaru orientovaného na aplikaci myšlenkových map. Od ostatních nástrojů téže kategorie se liší především výraznou orientací na business a education problematiku. Sada nabízených nástrojů je bohatá, ovládání programu je přesto snadné. Pozoruhodné je zejména bohatství dokumentace nabízené na webu dodavatele. Každé z prioritních aplikačních oblastí je věnována samostatná kapitola. Uvádím ( v originále ) anotaci MG na webovém portále firmy www.mindgenius.com.  "MindGenius - mind mapping software - is a brainstorming and planning tool that will improve your personal and business productivity by providing an effective and efficient way to capture, visualize and use the information within your business.
Use MindGenius to:
- Brainstorm for innovation and generating new ideas
- Plan strategies, projects, events, tasks & workload
- Rapidly gather project requirements, risks, constraints & dependencies
- Capture the conversation and actions during meetings
- MindGenius can ensure a comprehensive capture of ideas, information and knowledge to ensure your projects get off to the best possible start."
Více informací se dozvíte na stránkách dodavatele programu: wwww.mindgenius.com. Věřím, že oceníte i moji All-in-One Slideshow-review, vystavenou na adrese: www.akamonitor.cz/product-reviews/MG5/.

2.8.12

CHIP 16/12

www.chip.cz

Sociální sítě 2012 - Facebooks není pro mladý

Nook Simple Touch s technologií GlowLight

Komprimace - úsporné uložení dat - cení se všestrannost

Tablet Surface a partneři Microsoftu

10 nejlepších mobilních her

(Bonus aka) Zahrajte si zdarma on-line

Na DVD: 2 spec. verze: All my movies a Allmy Books

Příští číslo: 6. září - tiché počítačové zdroje

 

26.10.11

Myšlenkové mapy v byznysu - recenze

Knih o myšlenkových mapách vyšlo ve světě již stovky. Velkou část z nich napsal autor metody myšlenkových map, Tony Buzan. Není mnoho těch, které by byly orientovány přímo na potřeby byznysu a ještě méně je těch, které toto téma spojují s moderní technologií tvorby myšlenkových map - s počítačovým modelováním. Tony Buzan rozvíjí řadu let svůj vynález a současně velmi úspěšný byznys, který je na něm založen. Není se proto co divit tomu, že v roce 2010 vydal knihu, která je celá věnována různým oblastem aplikace myšlenkových map v podnikateslkém prostředíCPress udělal velmi dobře, že krátce po opublikování prvního titulu,věnovaného mentálnímu modelování, vydal i překlad knihy "Myšlenkové mapy v byznysu". Silnou devizou této knihy je její přímá vazba na počítačový nástroj, které tým Tony Buzana vyvinul - iMindMap. Současně autor využívá velké bohatství poznatků, obsažených na mnoha pečlivě vedených webových stránkách. Kniha konkrétně odkazuje na adresu: www.MindMapsForBusiness.com. Co mne velmi příjemně překvapilo, je skutečnost, že při prezentaci myšlenkových map v ekonomice, managementu a podnikání,nezůstává pouze u metodiky MM, ale jde překvapivě poměrně do hloubky výkladu podporované ekonomické problematiky. Přemýšlel jsem o tom, jak celé to bohatství knihy co nejlépe přiblížit návštěvníkům toho weblogu. Nakonec jsem se rozhodl pro netradiční formu recenze, která využívá toho, že Tony Buzan každou kapitolu knihy uvádí myšlenkovou mapou shrnující poznatky, které kapitola prezentuje. Tuto moji netradiční recenzi najdete na adrese:
http://www.akamonitor.cz/recenze/MM-byznys/

15.8.11

ConceptDraw MINDMAP v7 nabízí Multi-Monitor Support

ConceptDraw MINDMAP v7 supports multiple displays, which allows you to easily view maps side by side.  This especially helpful for working with projects.  It is even possible to move content from one map to another—just drag and drop.  Copying and pasting data between maps also works seamlessly.  Looking for a way to increase your productivity even further? Try using ConceptDraw MINDMAP with your multi-display set up! ( AllTop )

6.8.11

Četnost zpráv na portálu AKA MONITOR

Ke dni 6.8.2011 je na portálu AKA MONITOR 36 aktualizovaných weblogů.
Na jejich stránkách je k uvedenému datu vystaveno k volnému  přístupu plných 4623 zpráv.

5.8.11

Photomizer - pozoruhodný grafický foto-editor - recenze

Photomizer - Some of the most important program functions
PHOTOMIZER - pozoruhodný grafický foto-editor od firmy Engelmann Media GmbH.
Prostředí a funkce tohoto pozoruhodného sw produktu vám přiblíží moje slideshow-review, publikovaná  na adrese: http://www.akamonitor.cz/product-reviews/PHOTOMIZER/. Program se mnoha směrech lií od u nás více známých produktů pro úpravu fotografií. Podrobnější textovou informaci vystavím během týdne s odkazem z tohoto weblogu.

31.7.11

Projekt Google Plus - myšlenková mapa

Nepodařilo se Vám získat pozvánku k účasti ve zkušebním provozu nového projektu Google, kterým chce nabídnout alternativu k Facebooku? Určitě to budete zkoušet dál, ale pokud jste hodně zvědaví a zatím sš vám to nedaří, využijte možnost nahlédnout do systému projektu - jak jinak, než pomocí myšlenkové mapy. 
Informace o této mapě jsem našel na TÉTO adrese.
Odtud se můžete dostat přímo na mapu na portálu on-line služby mindmeister.com.
A jak jsem se o ní dozvěděl? Využívám informační službu Alltop. Psal jsem o ní v jědné z minulých zpráv v tomto weblogu a v levém sloupci tohoto weblogu najdete živý odkaz na tuto službu.

3 Step Process for Effective Communication

Pozoruhodný článek, doprovázený speciální myšlenkovou mapou!Chance Brown se inspiroval obsahem knihy Connie Diekena "Talk less, say more" a myšlenky, související s komunikací při práci s myšlenkovými mapami vyjádřil formou myšlenkové mapy, shrnující související poznatky. Na existenci mapy, která byla v plném znění publikována na stránkách portálu biggerplate.com, upozornil v krátkém textu, doprovázeném jednoduchou mapou, shrnující poznatky, autor blogu http://mindmapblog.com/.
3 kroky v komunikaci MM jsou:

- Connect: Managing Attention
- Convey ( sdělit ): Managing Information
- Convince ( přesvědčit ): Managing Action 
Stručná shrnující mapa autora blogu "The Mindmap Blog" je na TÉTO adrese.
Celý článek je na TÉTO adrese
Mapu Chance Browna si v plném znění ( pro MindManager viewer) můžete stáhnout nebo prohlédnout na TÉTO  adrese.
Pro toho, kdo nemá možnost instalovat MindManager Viewer, jsem její obsah přiblížil ve formě slideshow na TÉTO adrese. Mapu vytvořil Chance Brown a stažena byla z www.biggerplate.com.

30.7.11

How to use mind mapping software to manage your blog

Published 28.7.2011 by Chuck Frey in his mindmappingsoftwareblog.
Chuck Frey created a simple map ( based on Darren Rowse article ), that presents a representative sampling of uses, designed to expand our horizons on what’s possible.
Článek i s mapou najdete na TÉTO adrese.

28.7.11

ConceptDraw Mind Map 7 - Mind Mapping 2.0

Slideshow, pořízenou při první procházce po programu ConceptDraw MindMap 7,  jsem vystavil na adrese: http://www.akamonitor.cz/MM/cdmm7/
Posláním této slideshow, je přiblížit prostředí programu a nabídku obecných i specifických funkcí programu. ConceptFraw MindMap je součástí integrovaného balíku ConceptDraw Office 2, nabízeného  ukrajinskou firmou CS-Odessa.  V jedné z následujících  zpráv v tomto weblogu se budu věnovat bohaté nabídce input a export funkcím programu, které plně podporují požadavky Mind Mapping 2.0.  

Intelligent topics in Mind Mapping 2.0


Mind Mapping 2.0 makes Sharing Knowledge Simple and Introduces Intelligent Topics.

A) Mind mapping 1.0 and 2.0 – what is mind mapping 2.0?
In the Mind Mapping 1.0 form - focused on personal use — maps are handwritten on paper, integrating color, images, and limited text. Authors use 1.0 mind maps to produce outlines for a speech or to remember a complex set of ideas. In Mind Mapping 1.0 the sharing map content is difficult because of ineffective output capabilities, low rates of mapping adoption, and because of difficulties of understanding what an author wanted to communicate. Getting anyone other than the author to understand the meaning of the map was often quite difficult.

Starting in the 1990’s, newly developed mind mapping software changed the use of mind maps considerably — now individuals could share their maps easily, store them, and update them. the great hope was that mapping would become an effective medium for supporting collaborative decision-making processes, business planning, or project management, as the mind mapping software held out the promise that teams of people would be able to collaborate in these processes. Mind mapping software appeared to change what was a one-to-one communication channel that developed during the pen and paper era of mind mapping and had become a one-to-many path, with the author channeling collective wisdom into the map. It became easy for the author of a map to share content with many people by placing the maps on network drives or emailing them.

Mind Mapping 2.0 brings Many-to-Many-Communication.
Mind Mapping 2.0 is based on three attributes, which are used together:
1 - Multiple Outputs - Mind Mapping 2.0 delivers on the promise to easily share information using different outputs. Exporting content with the click of a button works the way it’s supposed to, without the hassle of custom programming, tweaking templates, and spending hours reformatting content. Technology solutions for specific tasks are readily available without waiting for a product upgrade or new release.
2 - Variety of Inputs - Mind Mapping 2.0 makes it simple to input information from many data sources —  a map’s value is no longer dependent solely on its author. Instead, you can bring in data from email, Google search results, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point, or other sources. The mind map becomes the pivot point from organization knowledge, to value-added analysis; from the map’s author, to sharing that knowledge appropriately with teams.
3 - Intelligent Topics - structures data to support domain-specific activities using intelligent topics to structure data for specific business processes.

Mind Mapping 2.0 takes fundamental steps to overcome the limits of Mind Mapping 1.0. 2.0 maps make it simple to customize communicating information from maps in ways that are appropriate for the audience or business activity. Version 2.0 maps can be converted with a click of a button to share content with their intended audiences as slide shows, reports, presentations, documentation, or as decision-making trees.

B) Problem of improving the transfer of knowledge

Even with the introduction of software to construct mind maps, the limits of mind mapping remain stuck in Mind Mapping 1.0 today unless it can solve the problem of improving the transfer of knowledge from a map’s author to its intended audience. Mind map effectiveness in supporting business processes remains limited as well.  Far-too-often, though, the promise and initial successes are frustrated by some of the same issues that limit paper-based mind maps. The biggest challenge to overcome was that a mind map was still dependent on its author to communicate its meaning. While the map can make sense to a team when it was being developed, members often cannot recreate its logic for themselves afterwards. Team members who miss a meeting are left even more mystified. Even avid mind mappers often struggle to understand maps created by others, if the author isn’t present to explain its meaning.

C) Intelligent topics

Mind Mapping 2.0 delivers on the promise to build domain knowledge into maps through the use of intelligent topics. a topic is no longer just a formatted object with the meaning you assign to it. Intelligent topics create information hierarchies that are domain specific. For instance, topics used for project management understand the different data associated with tasks, milestones, and project phases. You don’t have to build that knowledge into the map — the map is ready to support you in your business process.

D) ConceptDraw MindMap 7 and  Mind Mappoing 2.0
ConceptDraw MINDMAP 7 brings
MINDMAPPING 2.0 - Many-to-Many Communication
ConceptDraw Mindmap 7
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supports the creation of multiple outputs from a single map with one click, making it possible to choose the specific document type that is appropriate for an audience, situation, or task.
- supports many types of inputs, making it simple to organize and update information.
- structures data to support domain-specific activities using intelligent topics to structure data for specific business processes.
Together, these attributes in ConceptDraw MINDMAP 7 make it possible for a map to be a pivotal point in managing organizational knowledge. The multiple forms of input bring rich data into a map, enabling the map author to organize and share the content in a variety of outputs. Many people can contribute to the map content through the input process, and a map’s effectiveness is enhanced by the quality of this data. ConceptDraw MINDMAP 7 solves the fundamental limitations of Mind Mapping 1.0, making it easier to share new content and meaning across an organization.

Conclussion
Mind Mapping 2.0 represents a breakthrough in mind mapping. No longer is the value of its content limited by an audience’s ability to reconstruct the author’s intent. Mind mapping 2.0 enables quick and simple communication that’s needed right now for a specific audience or task. Mind mapping 2.0 draws on organizational knowledge to improve how data is shared with teams by enabling many different content inputs. And, finally, intelligent topics assist in structuring data in ways that support domain expertise.
People creating 2.0 maps don’t have to spend time massaging their content — instead they can chose their communication strategy in an instant based on what business activity they want to support.

ConceptDraw OFFICE 2 ( 1. část )

V několika dalších zprávách se budu věnovat pozoruhodnému produktu, zajímavému především tím, že v sobě integruje tři nástroje: mind-mapping sw, sw podporující projektový management a bohatě vybavený grafický editor. Všechny tři produkty spojuje do jednoho celku nástroj "ConceptDraw Solution Park".
Jak charakterizují ConceptDraw Office 2 materiály firmy CS-Odessa:
ConceptDraw OFFICE 2 is an
integrated set of visualization products and document exchange technologies. ConceptDraw OFFICE consists of a diagramming platform, a mind mapping, and a project management tool. These tools are essential to generate business diagrams, mind maps, project plans, dashboards, presentations, schematics, and any other business visualizations. These tools have access to an online service, ConceptDraw Solution Park that will deliver additional product extensions in the future. This is a time saving assistant for generating your business documents and presentations.
- Knowledge workers require automation to manage their activities. ConceptDraw OFFICE provides a set of tools that meet this requirement. ConceptDraw MINDMAP identifies and structures ideas and generates final documents and presentations. Use ConceptDraw PROJECT to assign tasks and report completeness of multiple projects. Use ConceptDraw PRO to build technical schemes and diagrams for documentation and also to create status dashboards. All these products provide a tool set for professionals in your organization.
- ConceptDraw OFFICE 2 contains three well-integrated products that assist in any workflow task. ConceptDraw MINDMAP is an excellent tool for planning, brainstorming, and building processes. ConceptDraw PROJECT excels at planning projects, from simple to complex. ConceptDraw PROis a powerful diagramming tool. All these products help communication process of project status, situational conditions, and visual representation of data.
- New to ConceptDraw OFFICE is the addition of the ConceptDraw Solution Browser. the ConceptDraw Solution Browser lets you navigate through additional product extensions, delivers help information, manages all updates, and gives you access to additional downloads and installs from ConceptDraw Solution Park.
- These PM solutions help you work with mind maps, Gantt charts, Pert charts, presentations, to-do lists, schematics, dashboards, management reports, budget status, meeting agendas, resource usage tables, and many other metrics with a single click to save you time.
- ConceptDraw MINDMAP is a product that creates documents and presentations automatically from mind maps. You can present and explain your ideas to any audience or have discussions with your team using the extended features for inputting data into a mind map.
- ConceptDraw PROJECT is a full-featured project management solution that keeps you on top of your data through its project dashboards. Project dashboards display all of your key performance indicators on one screen so you can take instant action whenever necessary.
- ConceptDraw PRO is a full-featured diagramming platform which lets you display, communicate, and deliver dynamic documents and presentations.
- When using a mind map there are three broad classifications of the type of activities on is working on. These three classifications are brainstorming, analysis and presentation. For each stage, individuals have requirements for what the map must look like.
- The measurement of knowledge in your project is a strategic advantage to your organization because it gives you insight into short and long term readiness and identifies the trouble areas that must be resolved. the knowledge-readiness indicator supports any project methodology and gives better insight to the project managers.
- There are two indicators that are displayed together to give important project readiness details. the first indicator provides the ratio of unspecified tasks to specified tasks as a visual ratio that shows the relative readiness of any phase of the project. the second key performance indicator is a go or, no go representation of task-readiness and it indicates tasks that have a critically low number of specification documents and tasks that have adequate specification documents associated with tasks

Ucelené pojednání ( v angličtině ) na 15-ti stranách najdete v PDF souboru, který je ke stažení na TÉTO adrese.
( Zdroj: materiály firmy CS-Odessa ).

27.7.11

EDISTORM - realtime brainstorming

Zda se, že - pomalu ale jistě - tento weblog pokrývá skoro všechny produkty a služby podporující tvorbu a užití myšlenkových map. Rozhlédl  jsem se ještě jednou po on-line službách a našel jsem webovou službu, která se sice (co do formy) liší od klasických MM, jelikož však podporuje brainstorming a to velmi svérázně, rozhodl jsem se EDISTORM přiblížit alespoň několika slovy ( cituji v angličtině ): 
"What is Edistorm?
Edistorm is an interesting way to brainstorm online. Edistorm takes the metaphor of stickies on a boardroom wall and brings it online allowing an unlimited number of people to brainstorm in real time from wherever they are!
Features
- Realtime Brainstorming - When you add or move an idea in a brainstorm all other users can see the actions live and in real time!
- Vote on the best ideas. Each user gets 10 'dots' to vote on ideas. It's called dotmocracy!
- Ideabots automatically brainstorm with you to come up with new ideas!"
Pokud se mi podaří získat plnou licenci, věnuji Edistormu svoji slideshow.

26.7.11

Mind Mapping Risk

dr.Andrew Makar vystavil na webu již v roce 2006 článek, který uvádí argumenty podporující uplatnění mind mappingu v oblasti identifikace a managementu rizika. Odstup pěti let nic nezměnil na platnosti jeho argumentů. Zde je jeden odstavec z jeho textu:  
"The iterative nature of the risk identification process makes it a perfect candidate for mind maps. Risk identification is a nonlinear process that often results in branching from one risk to the other. As one risk is identified, additional risks extend the original idea and generate new risks. Collecting and organizing these risks is difficult using a word processor; however, with mind maps a new risk is simply a new node that stems from another node."
Článek obsahuje tři schemata:
Figure 1: Brainstorm Project Risks
Figure 2: Categorize Project Risks
Figure 3: NGT Results
Autor uzavírá text slovy:
"Give it a try, and you may be mind mapping your way to more effective risk management. Project managers can learn more about the applications and benefits of mind mapping tools, including related resources, at The Mind Mapping Software Weblog: http://mindmapping.typepad.com."
Celý článek najdete na TÉTO adrese.

EMINEC MYmap

Od roku 2000 v němčině a od roku 2004 v angličtině. Program, který slibuje speciálně podporu knowledge managementu. Co o svém produktu říká firma EMINEC: 
"Use MYmap to brainstorm, organize and share ideas. The program supports you along the entire way from collecting ideas to structuring your thoughts and presenting them.
In a nutshell – 10 facts about eminec
- Eminec MYmap software for knowledge management
- Editions for enterprise, academic and home office use
- Free 45 day evaluation version
- Free viewer
- Free English-speaking support
- 100% based on XML for easy, powerful integration
- Over 10 years of experience — development started in 1998
- Available on the German market since 2000
- Also available in English since 2004
- Engineered in Germany
Brainstorm, organize and share ideas — from collecting ideas to structuring your thoughts and presenting them."
Můžete využít 45-ti denní trial a udělat si vlastní představu. Pokud produkt získám k recenzi, vystavím vlastní slideshow-review.

25.7.11

MindGenius and Brainstorming

MindGenius improves the effectiveness of personal and group brainstorming activities:
- Analyze and understand the information captured and move to action quicker than before.   

- Dedicated Brainstorming mode to quickly capture unstructured ideas
- Unique questioning methodology to help facilitate your sessions 
- Automatic categorization of ideas as they are captured
- Dynamic Filtering and sorting of ideas by category or question
- Automatically created category and question centric maps on exit from Brainstorming mode
Vice na adrese:
http://www.mindgenius.com/MindGenius-Uses/Brainstorming.aspx
kde najdete ke stažení i 8 free sample maps.

Better Support for BrainStormig

Není zatím k dispozici moc informací o nové verzi programu MindManager (2012), ale podle dostupných zdrojů, půjde o dosti významný pokrok v podpoře brainstormingu. Co o tom říká, většinou dobře informovaný mindmappingsoftwareblog.com:
"According to this announcement, MindManager 2012 will have an integrated brainstorming tool that will enable you to generate, evaluate and take action on your ideas..... In any case, brainstorming will be a welcome addition to MindManager 2012. It should help to transform what is already an excellent tool for capturing, distilling and organizing information into one that is also adept at generating new insights and ideas!"
Více na TÉTO adrese.

XMind - Use Scenarios

Bohatství možností využití myšlenkových map dobře charakterizuje přehled scénářů, tříděných podle kategorií uživatelů:
- Meeting organizers 
- Project Managers
- Teachers
- Department Members
- Team Managers
- Architects
- Designers
Jedná se celkem o 32 scénářů, které najdete na portálu sw produktu XMind na adrese:
http://www.xmind.net/case/

MindView - Educational Mind Mapping Software

Program MindView ve verzi 4 nabízí kvalitní export do formátu HTML.
Připravil jsem malou ukázku, která využívá MM Evolution:
- první odkaz zobrazí JPG soubor - screenshot okna MindView s mapou Evolution
www.akamonitor.cz/MM/Evolution-work.jpg
- druhý odkaz nabízí výsledek exportu stejné mapy do formátu PDF
www.akamonitor.cz/MM/evolution.pdf
- třetí odkaz nabízí výsledek exportu do formátu HTML
www.akamonitor.cz/MM/MVHtmlExport/
Pro zajímavost: html výstup sestává z 1300 souborů!
V originále je html export chrakterizován slovy:
"Export to HTML quickly and effectively, no programming required! Go through the Export Wizard or use the "One click" export option. Even the Timeline can be exported as HTML." 
Další vybrané MM najdete na adrese:
http://www.matchware.com/education/mindview.htm

Featured Mind Map from the NovaMind Gallery

Vincent Willem van Gogh, který žil v letech 1853 – 1890 je dobře znám každému vzdělanému člověku. Proto se nelze divit tomu, že jeho život a dílo se staly objektem pro tvorbu myšlenkové mapy. Ukázku graficky dobře vybavené a při tom velmi přehledné myšlenkové mapy nabízí portál ws produktu NovaMind http://www.novamind.com/.
Mapa je uvedena tímto textem:
Document Description
This Mind Map summarizes the life of artist Van Gogh, the research material was aquired from a number of websites. Relevant information was extracted and categorized. Building the Mind Map while researching the topic helped to categorize the information appropriately and avoid duplication.
Ke stažení se tato mapa nabízí na adrese:
http://www.novamind.com/gallery/summarizing-information-3/

Video Tutorials - iMindMap

Jeden z největších souborů video tutoriálů najdete na portálu ThinkBuzan.com. Prezentují jednotlivé funkce programu iMindMap a naznačují jak pracují. Tamtéž můžete využít i obecnější Getting Started video tutorial. Celou řadu poznatků obsažených v této sadě mohou i využít uživatelé jiných sw produktů pro získání představy o tom, co mind mapping software dokáže.
Cituji z úvodu sady video tutoriálů:
Introduction
We find that the best way to really get to grips with iMindMap is to view our detailed video tutorials. These are a great way to understand the range of different iMindMap features and see exactly how they work. Plus start using iMindMap fast and watch our Getting Started video tutorial which runs through all the basics in just a few minutes!
Sadu video tutoriálů najdete na adrese:
http://www.thinkbuzan.com/uk/support/tutorials

24.7.11

Alltop - Mind Mapping

Co nového na stránkách blogů věnovaných mind-mappingu sleduje portál Alltop. Alltop je speciální informační služba. Alltop svoje poslání charakterizuje takto:
"The purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, “What’s happening?” in “all the topics” that interest you. You may wonder how Alltop is different from a search engine. A search engine is good to answer a question like, “How many people live in China?” However, it has a much harder time answering the question, “What’s happening in China?” That’s the kind of question that we answer.
You can think of Alltop as the “online magazine rack” of the web. We’ve subscribed to thousands of sources to provide “aggregation without aggravation.” To be clear, Alltop pages are starting points—they are not destinations per se. Ultimately, our goal is to enhance your online reading by displaying stories from sources that you’re already visiting plus helping you discover sources that you didn’t know existed."
V sekci Mind mapping nabízí Alltop informace o obsahu následujících zdrojů:
- Most popular stories
- Mind mapping software blog
- The mindmap blog
- The mindjet blog
- The mind mapping.org blog
- Idea mapping
- Visual mapping
- IQ matrix blog
- Eric Blues blog
- Mind mapping inspiration
- Mindmeister blog
- Manage Life
- Roys Mind mapping blog
- Seavus Dropmind blog
- Mind Map Art
- Xmind
- Peace of mind
- Mindmapping everywhere
- Assistive technology
- Novamind connect
- Visualmapper
- Mindomo Blog
- Concise Learning Blog
- Applications mindmapper
Z každého zdroje nabízí po 5-ti článcích.
Najetím myši na řádek s odkazem zobrazí Alltop abstrakt, kliknutím na řádek se dostanete přímo na stránku s článkem.
Stránky portálu Alltop věnované MM najdete na adrese:
http://mind-mapping.alltop.com/