What is the Purpose of a Mind Map

Get an insight of the purpose of a mind map and make it a more effective tool to serve your life and work!

Mind Map - Effective Way to Map Your Mind

Mind Map Template

What is Mind Map?

A mind map is a graphical way to represent a certain idea or concept. It is a visual tool to help structuring information, to help gvfyou to better analyze, and generate new ideas. Information in a mind map is structured in a way that reflects how the brain actually works. So how does a mind map look like? A perfect example is shown on the right.

What is the Purpose of a Mind Map

A mind map can help you thinking in a more critical way and improve your problem-solving ability at the same time. A mind map is a valuable tool for team collaboration in a business group. Here are just a few illustration of the purposes of a mind map. The actual possibilities of the uses of mind map is unlimited.

  1. Brainstorming

    A mind map is a powerful tool for brainstorming. It help us focusing on the topic, coming up with new thoughts and connecting these thoughts together. Whether for individuals or teams, it provides us with creative thinking.

    Brainstorming for Marketing Plan

  2. Problem Solving

    If you are confused by a problem, a mind maps can help you see all the relative issues and how they relate to each other. It can help you quickly get a general idea of how the whole situation and enable you to see all aspects of this situation then come up with a solution.

    Mind Map for Problem Solving

  3. Decision Making

    While making a decision, you need to compare all the factors related, a mind map can be a helpful tool on that. Listing various factors, pros and cons of each side can help you think more effectively and lead to an informed decision.

    Mind Map for Decision Making

  4. Notes Taking

    Students or business professionals can use mind maps to write down the information of a lecture, presentation or business meeting. When receiving information,mind maps can help organize it in a logical way which make it easy to understand and follow. A mind map is an effective way to take notes.

    Mind Map for Notes Taking

  5. Presentations

    Mind maps is a great helper during presentation. Using mind map is a more interesting way to present an idea or concept. On one hand, mind map can help organize the ideas coherently, on the other hand, the visual feature of mind map makes it easier to capture the audiences attention.

  6. Project Management

    Mind map can help planning a project. Arrange large categories of enormous information with mind map can greatly improve productivity. In addition, when creating a mind map with Edraw, you can easily convert it into a Gantt chart with a single click.

    Mind Map for Project Management

How to Create a Mind Map on Edraw?

Create Mind Map

Start with a Mind Map Template

Various free templates in Edraw helps you create mind maps within a few minutes using massive built-in symbols. Go to "Available Templates" - "Mind Map", double click to start a new drawing page for your own mind map. ---------Click here to see the steps to draw a mind map with Edraw in detail.

Benefits of Mind Maps

  1. It helps to brainstorm and explore new ideas, concepts, or problems
  2. It gives a better understanding of connections between ideas and concepts
  3. It makes it easier to communicate thought processes
  4. It brings greater visibility to the audiences
  5. It makes it easier to organize ideas and concepts

Mind Map Examples - Free Download and Customize

The following are mind map examples created using Edraw pre-made symbols. They are all available for free download. Have a try and get started right now!

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