What is a Mind Map? Mind Map definition, how to create, advantages, and FAQs.

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What is a Mind Map?

Mind Map is a visualization technique that allows you to link a central concept that is linked to other concepts, which in turn is linked to many other related concepts.

Mind mapping uses the concept of “radiant thinking,” i.e., thoughts radiate out from a single idea, often expressed as an image. Branches flow backward and forward to and from the central idea.

How to create a Mind Map?

A Mind Map resembles a tree on paper. Your central idea goes in the middle of the paper and all the ideas or sub-topics related are drawn as branches.

In a similar way, for every level, you can come up with a central idea and draw more branches going out of it to relate any new topics that you can think of.

In this way, a Mind Map can help you explore ideas in a much more organized way, beyond the face value.

Advantages of a Mind Map

Mind Maps are an effective way to explore every possible thought around an idea. It helps in its analysis and reveals any possible flaws or some key fact that you might have missed otherwise in a very organized manner.

Mind Maps are a great collaborative tool for teams who want to make an informed decision. Many pieces of research suggest that the brain works by connecting one idea to the next then to the next and so on.

Mind maps also work in the same way and are very useful to realize the bigger picture.


Q: How can product managers use Mind Map?

A: Product Managers can use Mind Map to fully explore the product’s designs, the market, the customers or to maybe just brainstorm some key part of its roadmap. 

Q: What are some best tools for Mind Mapping online?

A: Miro, Milanote, Mindomo, Coggle, and Lucidchart are some tools available online.

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