Idea Map or Mind Map - Luther College Grangaard, Melanie 3sm copyIdea Map or Mind Map - Luther College Grotnes, Sam 3sm copyIdea Map or Mind Map - Luther College Hovey, Devon 3Idea Map or Mind Map - Luther College Marlow, Kat 3This is the first set of Idea Mapping examples from Dr. Tim Schweizer’s Winter 2013 Principles of Management students. I have been blogging about Tim’s work with his students since October 2009 — shortly after he attended one of my Idea Mapping Workshops. Search this blog on “Luther College” for more examples.

Tim has developed a solid process to successfully teach Idea Mapping to his students. Tim takes the first two class periods to teach this tool to his students. Their first assignment is to create a map with “Who Am I?” as the topic. You can see many of those examples on this blog. Their second assignment is a take home assignment to create an idea map on their topic of choice. More of these here. The third assignment is for them to overview a business book and then capture their thoughts and reactions in an idea map. More of these here. The first idea map in this posting is Melanie Grangaard’s book overview on Orbiting the Giant HairballNext is Sam Grotnes’s thoughts about the book The Tipping Point. The third example is Devon Hovey’s review of The Start-Up of You, and lastly is Kat Marlow’s overview of Made to Stick. 

Sure wish I’d learned Idea Mapping when I was in college. Thank you Melanie Grangaard, Sam Grotnes, Devon Hovey, and Kat Marlow for sharing your maps!