Intelligent topics in Mind Mapping 2.0
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
- 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.
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.