Idea Mapping Example Category

Starting today, I am going to occasionally post Idea Maps for you to see and share. Seeing how others created their maps, and learning how they were applied fosters greater learning and collaboration. There will be a mix of hand-drawn and electronic maps. To start this new pattern I’m sharing one of my own. This […]

Hal Kirkwood is an Associate Professor and one of the librarians in the Management & Economics Library at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management. He created a map that is designed to provide an alternative method of access for students and faculty to the multitude of business databases available. It started out as a proximity map […]

Mike has contributed 2 more maps. Go to and then click on “Client Idea Maps”. The one titled “Career Map” represents some of Mike’s mental turmoil as he faces the possibility of losing his job at Ford (due to the major current downsizing efforts). Some of the branches are becoming maps of their own […]

This fall I taught 2 workshops for Ford Motor Company. Now that the participants have had a chance to apply some of their learning, I’m beginning to receive some of their examples. If you go to and click on “Client Idea Maps”, you will find new maps by Mike Kline and Jennifer Webb. Both […]

This link is provided by Jay Cross, author of “Informal Learning”. Participants at Learning 2006 (Orlando, Florida) loved the Graphic Learning Gallery. For photos see: Jay took this opportunity to raise the training industry’s consciousness of the power of graphics. Idea Maps from Megan Clark (Ford Motor Company, Michigan), Debbie Showler (Whitby, Ontario), and […]

On October 20th, Dave Gunby was the key note speaker for the Project Management Institute Conference. His topic: “Project Map-agement; Idea Mapping for Project Managers” was delivered to 550 people. He did a very short piece on how to Idea Map, one or two short practices, then some Project Management examples. You can find a […]

Vince Stamey is a Project Manager for an Ohio Investment Firm. He has submitted a new Idea Map for viewing titled “Info Management & E-Mail Compliance Review”. To view his map click here.

The Wikipedia entry for “Brainstorming” now includes a brief overview of the Team Idea Mapping Method as discussed in Chapter 9 of Idea Mapping.

Jay Cross, author of Informal Learning, is putting together a Gallery of Exemplary Learning Graphics for the Learning 2006 Conference in Orlando, FL. The conference is hosted by Elliott Masie and is co-sponsored by ASTD. Included in Jay’s gallery will be several idea maps including one from Debbie Showler of Whitby, Ontario, Megan Clark of […]

Idea Mapping Blog

The purpose of this blog is to share idea mapping examples and related learning from my Idea Mapping, Memory, Speed Reading, and Certification Workshops. This blog is dedicated to my Certified Idea Mapping Instructors, my clients, Mind Mapping and Idea Mapping practitioners around the globe.




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