What is Mind Mapping?
Mind-mapping is an ideation method that is analogous to human memory. Ideas are organized in a hierarchical structure with individual ideas under categories which in turn map to a topic (design oppportunity).
Why Mind Mapping?
It serves as an effective visual documentation of brainstorming session and helps in down selecting the favorite choices by conducting a voting session at the end of discussion.
This video gives you a walk-through on how to create a Mind Map, through a worked example of a Autonomous Vehicle Design Challenge.
This is an additional video on Mind Mapping.
Here are examples of Mind Maps used for various design opportunities.
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Coggle: Simple Collaborative Mind Maps & Flow Charts