Object-oriented mind mapping
This article was written basing Mind Pad 1 abilities and functions. We
worked hard to develop Mind Pad 2 and it's now much more user-friendly. Read
about Object-oriented mind mapping in new article: Design
and use Custom Frame objects.
If you ever asked for simplicity of mind mapping and
for mind map topics with some properties that are right for your business
needs, then Mind Pad is a great tool to start with.
is mind map
Mind Map is an easy way to visualize data. It do nothing but represent
information in logical and easy understandable form. With mind map you can
represent your knowledge and share it with others.
"Mind Map" term was introduced by Tony Buzan and there are a
lot of useful books written about mind mapping. You can learn more about Tony
Buzan at amazon.com. Also, it's great idea to read readers' opinions,
people writing those notes are really like sharing their ideas about mind
If we get back to the science, then we should agree that "mind
map" is a marketing term, that is well-know for great knowledge
representing. But "mind map" is just some simple type of semantic
networks. Do a google search for this subject and you will learn much about
Mind maps in Mind Pad
Creating and linking text blocks
is easy with Mind Pad. But it can do more. Mind Pad allows you to organize
in mind map objects with any properties set. With Mind Pad scripting you can
create your own rules for data management and representation.
Mind Pad suggests a new approach
to mind mapping. Now, mind map is not just a lot of linked text blocks. Mind
Pad allows to create your own frame objects with unique properties that are
most suitable for your business. You can organize those objects into some
hierarchy or map.
For instance, with Mind Pad Model
Editor you can easily create an object called “Contact Person” and
assign to it some really useful properties, such as Person name, Company
name, Next time to contact date. Then you can create a mind map using
“Contact Person” frame object and link new objects with each other
showing the relation between your contacts.
You can create your own knowledge
management system using Mind Pad scripting and macros functions. For these
purpose Mind Pad supports Visual Basic .NET.
and Link mind map styles
Managing objects’ and links’
formatting is easy with Mind Pad object-oriented approach. You can use a
frame or link styles, specify colors, text settings and other. When you need
to create a new object you just tell Mind Pad what style it should use for
this object or link.
You can use pre-defined styles
(you can see objects that use this style of pictures) or you can create your
own style that would fit your company's color scheme.
We think that mind maps should
not only look nice, but should look like yours, it's easy to create your own
style for mind mapping.
The most great idea of Mind Pad:
Mind Pad is easy to use software. As long as it supports powerful object
oriented-methodology and scripting, it’s very simple software. It’s easy
to use it for every day mind mapping.
Advanced object-oriented mind mapping approach sample
If you really want to make use of
powerful object-oriented mind mapping, then you should spend some time and
learn how to create a frame objects using Model Editor. This object should
have all properties you need to represent some data in mind map. For
instance, if you brainstorm the possibility of finding and integrating some
software solution, then you can create some frame objects for your needs.
Model Editor and spend five minutes to create your own frame object, for
instance name it as “Software Solution”. Add some properties that will
represent most valuable information, such as Solution Name, Company Name,
Pricing and Web-Page URL.
when creating mind map, you can use the new “Software Solution” objects.
The resulted mind map will be very simple and very useful at the same time.
you ever asked for a simple looking mind map with ability to create some
editable properties for your topics then Mind Pad is what you was looking
Place user-defined objects. With Mind Pad you can create new
objects with new properties, for instance, a map of contacts. Play..
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