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1 The “lost art” of Mind Mapping

2 About Me… Liz Sundet MBA, PMP, CBAP, CSM Musician: Dog Lover:
Percussion Piano Biker: “Throttles, not pedals” or Follow on Twitter: @percusn Connect with me on LinkedIn csm/17/a36/180/

3 About Me… Maggie Swearingen 10 years building websites
5 years with SharePoint Expertise in: IA, UX, Governance Planning, User Adoption and Taxonomy Planning Follow on Twitter: @mswearingen Connect with me on LinkedIn

4 Vulcan Mind Meld …not quite a Mind Map Why is it the lost art:
Few people have heard of it, fewer have used it in a business application

5 Thru our Mind Meld today
What is Mind Mapping What are some guidelines around Mind Mapping Create a Mind Map How to apply Mind Maps to business Demo – we need an audience guinea pig!

6 Personal Experience First learned Mind Mapping during an MBA class
It fit my learning style by combining a kinesthetic learning (doing learner) with a visual learner in a very creative way I’ve used it in a variety of ways and get asked often “what are you doing”?

7 Mind Mapping 101 What is Mind Mapping
Graphic diagram to visually outline information Created around a single word or text to which associated ideas, words and concepts are added Can be drawn by hand or used with software Also called spider diagrams, spidergrams, webs, mind webs, webbing or idea sun bursting Very easy to use and teach others to use it and facilitate use during meetings

8 Example—

9 Origins of Mind Mapping
First popularized by Tony Buzan, a British popular psychology author and TV personality (1970’s series called Use Your Head) Version of a concept map, but a mind map uses one central key word with radiating concepts

10 Concept Map vs Mind Map

11 Concept Map vs Mind Map

12 Mind Map Guidelines Buzan suggests the following guidelines for creating mind maps (from Wikipedia) Start in the center with an image of the topic, using at least 3 colors. Use images, symbols, codes, and dimensions throughout your mind map. Select key words and print using upper or lower case letters. Each word/image is best alone and sitting on its own line. The lines should be connected, starting from the central image. The central lines are thicker, organic and thinner as they radiate out from the center. Make the lines the same length as the word/image they support. Use multiple colors throughout the mind map, for visual stimulation and also to encode or group. Develop your own personal style of mind mapping. Use emphasis and show associations in your mind map. Keep the mind map clear by using radial hierarchy, numerical order or outlines to embrace your branches.

13 Guidelines Mind Map

14 What I have found Highly creative—but with a systematic purpose
When doing Mind Mapping, others will be very interested in “what are you doing” Use colors, use shortcuts, use pictures, use txt wrds and anything else that allows you to tell the story in the end Start in center, upper right has 1st idea, then carry thru clockwise to other ideas Practice it!

15 Mind Mapping and SharePoint
SharePoint is highly hierarchical SharePoint relies on logical relationships It’s a friendly translation from a folder-driven system

16 Key Elements of SharePoint IA
Items – Documents, Images, Pages, List items Lists and Libraries Metadata Content Types Sites

17 The Set Up 350,000 pieces of content Subset of 65,000 600 sites
One content type No managed metadata

18 IA Planning

19 Why it worked Highly visual Very specific Easy to update/change
Exportable in a variety of formats

20 Key Questions of Taxonomy Planning
How would someone want to search it? How is it currently organized? What’s the current folder structure? How would I want to categorize it? Who is it for? Should it be categorized by year or date? What makes my content special? Videos Webinars Press Releases White Papers Products

21 The Set Up Mid-sized organization Public facing SharePoint Upgrade
Highly-categorized content Site efficiency depended on faceted search and aggregation

22 Taxonomy Planning

23 Yes…There’s an app for that
Common ones are MindMeister MindJet SimpleMind Total Recall MindNode iThoughts iBrainstormer iMindMap (Tony Buzan’s)

24 Building an Intranet Taxonomy
Termsets Terms Synonyms Relationships (Reuse?)

25 Questions?

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