Is your creative brain feeling like a big ol' ball of wires? Let's fix that! In this post, you;ll learn the basic concept of mind mapping, a practice designed to help you generate ideas and get creatively unstuck. PLUS, you'll get a free printable to help you get the ball rolling. Click through to start mapping out your brain!
Want to hear a horror story? Of course you do. We all do–it’s 2017, after all, which is basically an IRL horror story, at this point. Anyway, here it is–It’s finals season. I know–it’s scary. But you’re prepared, right? You are, I assume, planning on studying when you get home from school this very day.
How mind-mapping can help you organise your thoughts
nubnublovesbunnies: “My first attempt at making a mind-map. I don’t know if I did it right because it doesn’t really look like any of the mind-maps I’ve seen before lol (any tips on how to make mind-maps would be appreciated!) ”
Graphic Design students in particular often feel confident brainstorming ideas in graphical format. Note the clever repetition of colour in this work and how borders around certain areas of text draw the viewer’s attention.
How to Make a Mind Map: Creative Examples for High School Art Students
In this example, numerous small images have been cut out and arranged, accompanied by annotation. Colours have been positioned carefully, so that the final image appears balanced and cohesive (rather than busy and chaotic).