This post was produced in an attempt to show Sur at pkab the principles behind the one word per branch and the other 7 golden rules of Mind Mapping.
I have tried to make your 6 days of creation fit the rules of one word per branch. I have to say I like it as an idea to get people really thinking about mapping and it does mean that they have to use links (which many people don’t).
There are 7 golden rules of Mind Mapping as described by Tony Buzan in his books. If these are followed then the whole map will become far more user friendly and far more powerful. However I agree at times it is difficult to get one word per branch!
The 7 rules are:
1. Central Image/Text
2. Branches organic in shape (which is why MindJet does not work correctly for Mind Mapping)
4. Branch Images
5. Write ON the line so the word is connected and the eye flows along the branch
6. Landscape layout
7. Connect branches
I have not added images as this was just to show you what I meant.
The additional two maps are how I have ‘pushed’ the map a bit further to show how the same information can be rearranged to give a less complex map. I find that this can often be done after a short period of reflection when Mind Mapping.
Getting the order right to allow continued additions to the map is a challenge. This were planning, identification of the key words and practise are essential.