This technique was developed by Tony Buzan in the seventies. He studied how our
brain works and tried to give learning a similar structure. He compares the
creative power of our brain to the global net (internet) but he points that our brain
has more advantages:
– More power
– Efficiency to generate his own information
– More parameters
The question is: How to connect ideas to make them more efficient, more creative
and learn faster. The mind maps connect your inside with the world around you.
– It doesn’t matter if you draw well or not. The images are just for you.
– Enjoy: use the colours you like the most, the kind of
images/drawings/letters you prefer. And forget about if they are or are not
– Be focused: don’t care about the others’ work as you are doing yours. As you
get more focused the ideas will come to your brain easier.
– To create connections among concepts.
– To have all the information and the possibilities in just one page.
– To work easier through a project in a group: the others can visualize my
ideas and I have a structure to communicate them.
MAKING MIND MAPS:
– You will use COLOURS, CONCEPTS AND IMAGES.
1- Conquer the CENTRE: so your brain can go in all directions.
2- DRAW an IMAGE to symbolize the principal idea.
3- Use COLOURS: because they stimulate your brain and convert the work into game.
4- CONNECT: place the key words and concepts around the centre.
5- Use WAVES. Straight lines tire the brain out.
6- CHOOSE the word: use just ONE CONCEPT per line. Be convincing and conclusive and give freedom to your ideas.
7- Use lots of IMAGES. One image is more powerful than one thousand words.