These two group maps were created last week by the participants of the Idea Mapping Certification Workshop. The topic was “Uses of Idea Maps.”

Each person started with an individual 4-minute brainstorm of all the uses they could think of for Idea Mapping. Then I broke everyone into two groups. The groups then merged all of their ideas onto one map. The interesting thing to me is that given the same topic, each group chose different main branches in categorizing the uses.