Helpful Hints is a new series that begins today. The first helpful hint is about color codes. Notice that all the text for helpful hints on this blog will be coded in purple. So from this point forward… when you see PURPLE, you’ll know it’s a helpful hint!

When creating idea maps, consider using various colors to add an extra layer of meaning in the form of a code. For example, color can identify:

  • The urgency/priority of a task
  • A branch or word that you want to stand out
  • Each person who contributes an idea to a group map can have their own color

The applications for color codes are endless. Please share how you have used color codes in your maps. If you have a specific question, post a comment or email me at info(at)IdeaMappingSuccess(dot)com and I’ll post a hint to address your concern.