share-6On March 9 & March 11, 2009 I began a series featuring the participants of a 3-day workshop at Larimer County Government in Fort Collins, Colorado. The uniqueness of this event will be explained in further detail in A later post, but for now I’ll continue to work through the second day.

One of the best ways to learn to create idea maps is to share them with others. By seeing how someone captured their thoughts in a way that is different than how you mapped them helps to generate other possibilities for your future maps. Each map will vary in level of detail, amount of imagery, and structure depending on the purpose. These photos capture one of many map-sharing times during the workshop. The last photo is from an activity where each table of four made a group idea map of all the uses they could think of for idea mapping. After the quick brainstorm and capture, each group presented their findings.