Breaks boundaries. Free association. Pictures. Color. Gets your ideas down quick.
I LOVE Mindmapping! Here's a simple description of what it is, taken from wikipedia:
A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas , tasks or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. It is used to generate, visualize and classify ideas, and as an aid in notetaking, problem solving, decision making, study, and writing. It is an image-centered diagram that represents semantic or other connections between portions of information. By presenting these connections in a radial, non-linear graphical manner, it encourages a brainstorming approach to any given organizational task, eliminating the hurdle of initially establishing an intrinsically appropriate or relevant conceptual framework to work within.
your employees can use this innovative method to capture, organize and share critical project data in a visual format that is easily understood throughout the project planning stage. your students can also learn how to capture facts/thoughts down quickly to aid in their study strategies. you, too, can learn how to organize your thoughts in a visual manner so that you can start thinking outside of your own norm!