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  • Boosting Your Productivity

    IQ Matrix Blog
    Adam Sicinski
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.Paul J. Mayer This article is part of a four part series that explores how to effectively manage your time and boost your levels of productivity. Below you will find links to all articles within this series: How to Manage Your Time How to Work Smarter, Not Harder Exploring the Productivity Process Boosting Your Levels of Productivity You will also find a total of 20+ IQ Matrix maps exploring the various aspects of productivity by visiting our Knowledge Base.
  • 10 Great Teachers: A TED Mindmap

    The Mindmap Blog
    Chance Brown
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:35 pm
    If you are unfamiliar with TED it stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design.  TED is an incredible site of short videos called TED talks that explore a wide range of topics delivered by dynamic and interesting people from all over the world. TED explains their organization and mission this way: TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more…
  • Keeping Everything in View Using Mind Mapping

    via @Mindjet's Conspire #ideasquad
    Arwen Heredia
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    “With mind mapping, we have managed to shape our processes, thoughts, and every aspect of our media work in a manageable and comprehensible manner, a factor which is extremely important when carrying out this work on a voluntary basis.” - Thomas Schwarz, Media & Communication Working Group of the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Brigade Authorities and public bodies are far more innovative than their reputations would have us believe. Innovative mind mapping methods are currently gaining ground and are being used to visualise and process all manner of tasks more clearly. Numerous…
  • The unfortunate death of static PDF export in MindManager 15

    Mind Mapping Software Blog
    Chuck Frey
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    Recently, I was trying to export a mind map of a plan for my new employer to a static PDF in MindManager 15. Sounds simple, right? Not in the latest version of this popular mind mapping program, which no longer supports this capability. The latest iteration of MindManager only exports to two varieties of interactive PDF, which use capabilities of Flash that are embedded in new versions of Acrobat Reader to enable you to expand and contract map branches and to click links embedded in your mind map. To view these interactive maps, you need to have a fairly recent version of Adobe Acrobat…
  • NIH Uses Idea Mapping For 2015 Strategic Planning

    Idea Mapping
    Jamie Nast
    3 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    Wanting to improve their annual strategic planning process, NIH’s (National Institutes of Health) Office of Extramural Programs in Bethesda, MD decided to learn and also incorporate Idea Mapping skills into planning for 2015. Here are several photos from the December 1st Idea Mapping Workshop I taught for NIH. Following my workshop this team implemented Idea Mapping into their strategic planning session.
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    via @Mindjet's Conspire #ideasquad

  • Keeping Everything in View Using Mind Mapping

    Arwen Heredia
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    “With mind mapping, we have managed to shape our processes, thoughts, and every aspect of our media work in a manageable and comprehensible manner, a factor which is extremely important when carrying out this work on a voluntary basis.” - Thomas Schwarz, Media & Communication Working Group of the Hamburg Volunteer Fire Brigade Authorities and public bodies are far more innovative than their reputations would have us believe. Innovative mind mapping methods are currently gaining ground and are being used to visualise and process all manner of tasks more clearly. Numerous…
  • Fun Friday Links: Common Success Barriers, Networking is a Waste of Time, and Innovation Magnetism

    Arwen Heredia
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Welcome to Conspire’s Fun Friday Links, a weekly collection of interesting discoveries from around the Web. Most of the time, the goal is to get you thinking differently about innovation, collaboration, business culture, and life in general. Other times, we may toss an infographic or fun video your way. Submissions are welcome, and you can send them to conspire@mindjet.com for consideration. 7 Things That Will Keep You From Being Successful In the vast universe of things that prevent people from achieving their goals, the average person could close their eyes, point at random, and land…
  • Thursday Thought Leadership Roundup: The 90-Day Innovation Engine, Budgeting for TL, and the Death of Data Integration

    Arwen Heredia
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:24 pm
    In this week’s thought leadership roundup, we take a look at Harvard Business Review’s plan for building a 90-day innovation engine, the four areas of business that need a dedicated thought leadership budget, and a webinar that discusses the disruption of traditional data integration tactics. Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days From Harvard Business Review: “For the past decade we’ve been helping organizations around the globe strengthen their innovation capabilities, and that work has taught us that there’s an important intermediate option between ad hoc innovation…
  • INQ Twitter Contest: How Have You Experienced Innovation’s Butterfly Effect? Win a $100 AMEX Gift Card!

    Arwen Heredia
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Last year, we covered quite a lot of ground in our quarterly publication, INQ Magazine: Innovation for the Enterprise. Humanitarianism, education for future innovators, health care breakthroughs, crowd science, innovation role models, restructuring for more successful programs, collaborative ideation — we delved deep into new terminology, discovered rising stars, and looked to our customers for inspirational connections, tips, and stories. As we head into 2015 and our fifth issue of INQ, we’ll continue to explore new tactics and trends, hear from industry thought leaders, analyze…
  • Innovation Enablers: Gamification, Collaboration, and Infrastructure

    Boris Pluskowski
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    They say variety is “the spice of life” — but in our working lives, it’s the spice, ingredients, and a good portion of the kitchen equipment, too. However, in striving to build comprehensive and sustainable enterprise innovation programs, I often see companies ignoring the need for diversity — both in the reach and composition of their programs. We are long past the days where a company’s growth and innovation can be sustained by just a few solitary individuals stowed away in a lab or conference room. These days, innovation needs to be a singular mindset across the entire…
 
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    Mind Mapping Software Blog

  • The unfortunate death of static PDF export in MindManager 15

    Chuck Frey
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    Recently, I was trying to export a mind map of a plan for my new employer to a static PDF in MindManager 15. Sounds simple, right? Not in the latest version of this popular mind mapping program, which no longer supports this capability. The latest iteration of MindManager only exports to two varieties of interactive PDF, which use capabilities of Flash that are embedded in new versions of Acrobat Reader to enable you to expand and contract map branches and to click links embedded in your mind map. To view these interactive maps, you need to have a fairly recent version of Adobe Acrobat…
  • iMindMap 8: An awesome new tool for creating and presenting your ideas

    Chuck Frey
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    ThinkBuzan has placed brainstorming front and center in iMindMap 8, the latest version of its popular mind mapping software program. It features an excellent new free-form ideation mode, improved Windows ribbon toolbar and branch target tool, as well as a redesigned presentation view that contains some great new capabilities. In this review of iMindMap 8 Ultimate, we’ll take a closer look at the most relevant business-focused functionality of this new version, and I’ll give you my opinion on the program’s pros and cons. A significant improvement in usability When I reviewed…
  • 5 essential mind maps to help you kick butt in the new year

    Chuck Frey
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:43 am
    Here are five essential mind maps that can help you develop a compelling action plan for improving all aspects of your work and life in 2015. Goals mind map Create first-level topics for each of the major roles of your life, and then add your major goals as subtopics. At the next level, divide your goals into smaller steps or subgoals, and then convert topics to tasks to assign time frames and levels of importance to them. Read more about goal mind maps here. SWOT analysis mind map SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. This four-quadrant planning model is a great…
  • Dynamic project management: Managing projects with MindManager

    Chance Brown
    30 Dec 2014 | 11:41 am
    Mind mapping software can help you plan, execute and manage projects from start to finish. Its visual format is ideally suited to project design. But its task management tools make it equally adept at project management. To help you understand how easy it is to do, I created this example using MindManager. (Editor’s note: MindManager is used to show what is possible with project management within a mind map. It is not intended to be an endorsement of this program or its capabilities). Managing tasks within a mind map When managing projects with typical project management software, you…
  • MindMeister reveals the tantalizing future of cloud-based mind mapping

    Chuck Frey
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:07 am
    At the recent Biggerplate mind mapping conference in Berlin, web-based mind mapping innovator MindMeister provided attendees with a tantalizing glimpse at the future of its popular application. In this 24-minute video, Rafaela Bradner covers a number of intriguing capabilities that MindMeister is currently experimenting with, including: Additional enhancements to its Google Glass integration (link to my post) Using the soon to be introduced Apple Watch for voice integration with MindMeister Integration with touch and multi-touch screens Hands-free input technology, similar to the…
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    The Mindmap Blog

  • 10 Great Teachers: A TED Mindmap

    Chance Brown
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:35 pm
    If you are unfamiliar with TED it stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design.  TED is an incredible site of short videos called TED talks that explore a wide range of topics delivered by dynamic and interesting people from all over the world. TED explains their organization and mission this way: TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more…
  • Mindmapping Software: A Game Changer for Project Management

    Chance Brown
    2 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    Using mindmapping software for project management is truly a competitive advantage.  With mindmapping software you can manage tasks, dependencies and milestones interactively in a mindmap and Gantt chart view.  Additionally, you can manage all non-task related information such as a project charter and project meeting notes all in the same map. Mindmapping software is a game-changer when it comes to effective, seamless project management. For more on how to leverage mindmapping software for effective project management, see my recently published article on The Mindmapping Software Blog.
  • What is Mindmapping? Learn Today

    Chance Brown
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Mindmapping software has so many uses for the today’s business professional, student, or anyone looking to effectively manage information. For those of you unfamiliar with mindmapping or mindmapping software, Biggerplate.com has put together a nice introduction to mindmapping. Here’s their definition of mindmapping (which I wholeheartedly agree with): Mind mapping is a simple and effective way to capture and organise ideas and information. Mind mapping is much more than just note taking, or brainstorming, and can in fact be used in a very wide range of situations to help you…
  • Biggerplate’s Annual Mindmap Survey 2014

    Chance Brown
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    It’s time again for the Biggerplate Annual Mindmap Survey.  This is your opportunity to contribute to the global conversation on mindmapping.  This is also your opportunity to share how you’re using mindmapping software. Here’s some information from Biggerplate.com about last year’s survey: Last year’s survey was completed by over 700 mind mappers from more than 60 different countries! The results were published in our Annual Mind Map Report 2014, which contained a wealth of information and insights into the current state of the mind mapping world, and key…
  • Guest Post: Generate Ideas Faster with Edraw

    Jenni Birch
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Not everyone has a thought process like Sherlock Holmes. Holmes just needs to close his eyes, go to his mind palace, and connect multiple pieces of information in order to quickly find the idea he’s looking for. Thanks to the advancements of technology, and with a little bit of practice, thinking like the famous detective and coming up with brilliant ideas in an instant is now possible. Mind mapping is an intelligent way to process information. It is used by a lot of people today when they need to conjure up ideas or when they’re having a hard time organizing their thoughts. It’s…
 
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    Idea Mapping

  • NIH Uses Idea Mapping For 2015 Strategic Planning

    Jamie Nast
    3 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    Wanting to improve their annual strategic planning process, NIH’s (National Institutes of Health) Office of Extramural Programs in Bethesda, MD decided to learn and also incorporate Idea Mapping skills into planning for 2015. Here are several photos from the December 1st Idea Mapping Workshop I taught for NIH. Following my workshop this team implemented Idea Mapping into their strategic planning session.
  • First Day of Idea Mapping Certification Workshop Welcomes Two New Instructors.

    Jamie Nast
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The Idea Mapping Instructor Certification process is not for the faint of heart. It is an elite designation — a demanding and rigorous certification experience unlike no other in the Idea Mapping or Mind Mapping space. So it is with great pride and appreciation that I welcome two new instructor into our family — Patrizia Pfenninger from Switzerland and Scott Letwin from Alberta, Canada . I will do a full posting on each of them after the certification is completed. The 2014 certification is currently being held in sunny Palm Beach, Florida. Returning again this year for great…
  • Idea Mapping at NIH (National Institutes of Health) Tomorrow

    Jamie Nast
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    I’m looking forward to teaching an Idea Mapping Workshop tomorrow for NIH’s Office of Extramural Programs in Bethesda, MD. This is my third workshop for NIH and is shaping up to be the best yet! See my June 25, 2014 posting for a look at a previous event.
  • Attention Mind Mapping and Idea Mapping Communities! Biggerplate Launched Their Annual Survey and Needs Your Input.

    Jamie Nast
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Once again Biggerplate needs your input for their 2014 survey. You can find the link at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Biggerplate2014. Last year nearly 800 mappers participated and hopefully this year there will be even more. Thanks in advance for your participation.
  • Idea Maps or Mind Maps 469-471. Covey’s 7 Habits.

    Jamie Nast
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    On Oct. 24-25 I was the kick-off presenter for the 7th Academy of Evaluation in Warsaw, Poland. For a video slide show of workshop highlights and more information about this 9-month program see my Nov. 1, 2014 posting. One of the objectives of this workshop is to teach civil servants not only the Idea Mapping tool, but also the MindManager software product. One of the ways I do that is to hand out a 2-page article summarizing Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and have each person create an Idea Map about the article using MindManager. So here are a few examples of…
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    Applications of MindManager

  • MindManager task management overview and relevant add ins

    Andrew Wilcox
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:03 am
    A client contacted me recently and asked for some guidance on how to manage his task list with MindManager. So I prepared an overview of the options in a MindManager map – Task Management Overview. It summarises what you can do with MindManager (Windows version mostly), Mindjet Tasks, Microsoft Office and Add Ins. Desktop Alone Desktop & Mindjet Tasks Desktop & Outlook Desktop & MS Project Desktop & Excel Addins – for Excel and “Getting Things Done“ The overview doesn’t answer the client’s question it just shows the options from having a…
  • An overview map of Facebook

    Andrew Wilcox
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Have you become lost in Facebook? I have. So I started mapping it out. I have been using Facebook to advertise another venture and I needed to be more careful with my postings. This is the summary map. Click it to see the detail. Facebook Overview Summary It’s work in progress. There is more to understand on the left hand side. What is missing? What doesn’t make sense?
  • Stretch the edges of the Library panes to work faster

    Andrew Wilcox
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    When selecting items from the Library you often have to scroll down to see all the choices of images, icons, background images and shapes available to you. Just stretch the viewing pane to see more. You can drag the top up and the left hand side out. The result is in most cases you can see all the items available in that group. Just place your mouse on the pane edge and when the cursor changes to the double arrows and vertical lines, drag the edge in the required direction. MindManager Screenshot – Adjusting image selection pane
  • Using Windows Environment Variables in MindManager Hyperlinks

    Andrew Wilcox
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    Windows has a set of variables which work wherever Windows is installed. Maybe you have booted from a USB drive or decided your home drive should be Z:. You can use these variables in MindManager hyperlinks. For example: “%windir%\System32\calc.exe” as an absolute link will start an instance of the Calculator (It may not be in the foreground). “%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Mindjet\MindManager\14\Library\ENU\” will open your library folder. You need to use the Open outside MindManager option or press Ctrl when you click the hyperlink on the map. Here are some more…
  • Recoverying your My Maps pane set up in a new install

    Andrew Wilcox
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:27 am
 
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    Visual Mapping

  • When Mind Mapping meets Subway Maps and Infographics

    17 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    The hybridization of Mind Mapping with other visual thinking techniques can give very inspiring results like the map below.Click on the image to enlargeDuring may 2014 more than 5,000 young people from all over Europe took part to the   European Youth Event (EYE) in Strasbourg. Participants generated many ideas for a better Europe. These have been collated in a final report and summarized in this beautiful map.Source:   European Parlament
  • Video: Using Mindmaps in Legal Education

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    Jeffrey Ritter, Georgetown Law, Mapping the Law: Building and Using Visual Mindmaps in Legal Education from Michele Pistone on Vimeo.This video is part of a video collection from the Igniting Law Teaching, hosted by LegalED at American University Washington College of Law. Responding to the calls for legal education reform, the conference -- the first of its kind -- created a forum for professors experimenting with cutting edge technologies and techniques in law teaching with the goal of spreading their ideas to the broader community. The talks were modeled on TEDx Talks, with each speaker on…
  • Video: Visualizing the scale of the brain

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
    The human brain is an impressive organ. It is one of the most complex structures in the known universe.  Visualizing the Scale of the Human Brain was an infographic competition organized this year by the MIT to explain the scale and the complexity of the brain.Check out this awesome infographic video from Nicolás Borie Williams who created it for this competition.
  • Dadaviz: a new website for quality data visualizations

    6 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    We are at a point where data and information are more and more widely available, and the visual language of data and informations is becoming more popular. The Web itself is increasingly based on visual communication. In this a visual thinking era the terms "data visualizations" and "infographics" remain often used interchangeably.What is the difference?Infographics use a lot of illustrations and design, they are often hand crafted and used to tell a story or answer a question.Data visualizations are used to let the user find his own answer and are often created automatically. They help to…
  • The Visual Language of Comics

    26 May 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Today, browsing the web in search of fresh information about Visual Language, I came across very interesting contents written by Neil Cohn, Ph.D in Psychology from Tufts University and blogger at The Visual Linguist. Neil Cohn argues, that "the structure, cognition, and development of comic's visual language is similar to that of spoken and signed languages. Structured sequential images can literally becomes a Visual Language".This research remembered me a fantastic TED talk I highly recommend you: The Visual Magic of Comics by Scott McCloud,often referred to as the…
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    IQ Matrix Blog

  • Winning at the Game of Life

    Adam Sicinski
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:40 am
    You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.Albert Einstein The Rules that Govern Our Lives We come into this world not knowing nor understanding what life has installed for us. We are beginners learning to live in a world that other people have created over the course of human history. Within this world people live life on their terms. Well, okay… maybe partly on their terms and partly following the terms set by other people and society. Either way they make a life following a certain set or conscious and often unconscious…
  • Living with Passion

    Adam Sicinski
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:17 am
    Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel What is Passion? Passion is the human equivalent of the fuel that powers your car. In a similar way passion powers a lifetime of dreams. It is an energy source for living an inspired life that is driven by purposeful action. In more specific terms passion is your vision for your life based on your core values, strengths, skills, interests and talents. With it you can overcome any obstacle, solve any problem, and circumnavigate the endless challenges that life throws your way. Without it, people…
  • Setting New Year’s Resolutions

    Adam Sicinski
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:49 am
    Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.Brad Paisley The Odds Are Stacked Against You… Did you know that only 8 percent (or maybe it’s 12 percent) of people end up accomplishing their New Year’s Resolutions? That means that 92 (or 88) out of 100 New Year’s Resolutions end in “in-complete” and utter failure. Yes, you might very well be motivated to achieve those New Year’s goals today, tomorrow, next week, and maybe even for the whole month of January, but the reality is that you will end up a statistic (just like…
  • In Pursuit of Excellence

    Adam Sicinski
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:02 am
    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.Aristotle The Act Habit of Excellence A dictionary definition of excellence states that it is the quality of being outstanding or extremely good or superior at something. In other words, whenever you excel at something you are performing at a level far above what the average person is able to give to that particular skill or situation. This is all well and good, however it doesn’t really provide us with anything practical or actionable to work with. For instance, how will you know when you’re excelling at…
  • Boosting Your Productivity

    Adam Sicinski
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.Paul J. Mayer This article is part of a four part series that explores how to effectively manage your time and boost your levels of productivity. Below you will find links to all articles within this series: How to Manage Your Time How to Work Smarter, Not Harder Exploring the Productivity Process Boosting Your Levels of Productivity You will also find a total of 20+ IQ Matrix maps exploring the various aspects of productivity by visiting our Knowledge Base.
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  • How To Install Marine Solar Panels

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:35 am
    Solar panels can be a great help to sailors, keeping vital lights and appliances functioning, even when batteries run low or a generator malfunctions. They are also a much quieter way of recharging batteries! Learning how to install marine solar panels will be vital for the sailor who wants their advantages, but first he or she must learn which solar panels are best. Three types of solar cells are commonly used in solar panels, each with its own advantages. The sailor needs to learn these advantages and select the solar panels that are best for the need. Types of Solar Panels Solar panels…
  • Heating Your Home With Solar, But Without Panels

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:47 am
    With rising energy costs and massive stress on our electrical grids, solar is gaining in popularity. Not everyone realizes you can heat your home without buying big panel systems. Heating Your Home With Solar, But Without Panels – Gain You can use solar energy to heat your home through a concept known as gain. While you may associate panel systems with any mention of solar power, they are not a component of this approach. Of course, this makes the installation a heck of a lot cheap than going with traditional panel systems. Solar gain is a concept that has been with us for much of the…
  • Get Great Tips About Solar Energy From Experts Who Know!

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Solar panel installation is a green solution. This is an investment that is important. You have to understand if it will fit into your budget. Continue reading to educate yourself about solar energy so that you can decide whether or not it’s the right choice for you. If you’re prepared to stick with the investment in the long run, solar energy systems are an outstanding means for saving money. Installing solar panels requires a substantial investment, so years may pass before the panels generate sufficient savings to cover your cost. Invest in solar conversion only when you are…
  • Concentrating Solar Power Systems

    15 Jan 2015 | 8:43 pm
    If you have ever seen a field with several mirrors pointing toward the sun you may be looking at a solar power system. These systems work to concentrate the sunlight to one area and use the heat to heat up the liquid that flows along the pipes. This system is called Parabolic-trough system. This type of system heats oil that is flowing through the pipe. The oil is hot and that is why it is used to boil water to power a steam generator which in turns powers electricity. The reason that this system works so well is because the U-shaped mirrors attracts and collects the suns heat which is then…
  • Solar Energy – The Future of Generating Energy for the Home

    5 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    Solar energy for residential houses is nothing new. It has just been relegated to the background in lieu of rising cost of real estate; newer more advanced building materials, design and the limitation of resources. Since man started building homes, sunlight played a major influence in the design. In fact, even in the more advanced urban planning method of the Ancient Chinese and Greeks, the orientation of the buildings is as much as possible directed towards where it could capture the most sunlight. The ancients might not be as intellectually sophisticated then to use catch phrases as…
 
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    Assistive Technology

  • OfficeMix-Off to a Great Start in 2015

    4 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    I trust you had some time to rest and recreate during the holidays and that you are now refreshed and rearing to go. As I start to plan for the semester ahead I am generally excited with all the possibilities and how I can engage my students in their learning. For the past couple of years I have taught many of my courses as a hybrid-meeting on campus for half the semester and teaching the rest online, which has worked out really well. Last semester, I experimented using OfficeMix an new plug-in for PowerPoint that makes the creation of digital assets extremely…
  • ActionTec's ScreenBeam Mini 2- Good Things Come in Small Packages

    29 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    I have been a big fan of ActionTec's ScreenBeam Pro Education Edition and have used it successfully in my classroom with my Surface Pro 3 and Dell Venue 8 tablets. Having the ability to walk around my classroom and share my screen without physically being connected to the projector is a real pleasure. Setting up the ScreenBeam Pro is extremely simple and does not require one to connect the device to the existing WiFi network which is a real advantage of the Miracast technology. When I heard that Actiontec was going to release a new Miracast receiver, I knew I had to get my hands on it…
  • Cleanstylus for the Surface Pro 3- the Perfect Add-on

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Cleanstylus for Surface Pro 3As much as I enjoy using my Surface Pro 3, especially for the digital inking-it is just a matter of time, before I know I will eventually lose my stylus. So when I came across the Cleanstylus for the Surface Pro 3 from Cleanint I knew I had to take it out for a test run. I had a chance to speak with Tuan from Cleanint and he was kind enough to send me out one to review. If you are looking for an elegant and effective way to store your stylus then take a look at the Cleanstylus for the Surface Pro 3. The Cleanstylus for the Surface Pro 3…
  • Adobe Learning Summit 2014

    27 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    In a couple of weeks I will be flying out to Las Vegas to present at the Adobe Learning Summit 2014- to present with my colleague Linda Mahnken, on the topic of Creating Accessible eLearning with Adobe eLearning Tools. Linda and I will focus on how you can use Adobe Presenter 10 and Adobe Captivate 8 to create elearning material that is accessible for individual with hearing, visual and learning disabilities. During the session you'll learn:Accessibility features in Captivate and Presenter Which content types are and are not accessible    Best practices for accessible online…
  • Science Under the Lens: ProScope Micro Mobile from Vernier

    7 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Getting students engaged in the learning process is paramount these days and what better way to do this than with computer technology. As our American education is going through a transformation there is an understanding that the students in our classrooms today need to become well versed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Looking at the Next Generation Science Standards it is clear that this document is a real paradigm shift in how we deliver instruction in the classroom in these areas. It is clear that the shift ProScope Micro Mobileis a move…
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    XMind

  • Team Package Special Offer – Up To 30% Off

    skywang
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    New year’s beginning! It’s time to back to work and make your new year plan. Get XMind 6 Pro Team Package for your team as it is On Sale: 5U XMind 6 Pro Team Package - 20% OFF 10U XMind 6 Pro Team Package - 25% OFF 20U XMind 6 Pro Team Package - 30% OFF Buy Now! This is a limited time offer, so be quick before it expires!
  • The Mind Map Structures in XMind

    skywang
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Today, let’s talk about the mind map structure of XMind. Actually, this subject won’t exist if we’re in strict accordance with Tony Buzan’s theory. Because in traditional concepts, mind map should spread out from a central topic, along with curves, colors, keywords and images. But in practical applications, this default structure is not enough and powerful to use. After reviewing all the mind maps we’ve ever created, we must found that, many of the them were not in the pure mind map sturcture, but in org chart, logic chart, matrix or other structure. Now, we…
  • XMind 6 Now Available!

    skywang
    2 Nov 2014 | 7:16 pm
    See this post for more information about new features of XMind 6. On this beautiful and crisp autumn day, we’re so excited to announce that the brand new XMind 6 is completely available for you now. The past 7 years, we’ve been dedicated to developing the most efficient and powerful product to make people more productive and creative and work smarter. For this purpose, we rack our brains all day to devise new useful functions. More importantly, we listen to our customers and let their feedback shape our product. After a year’s effort and sweat, today, XMind comes with so…
  • UX and UI products I use daily – Narek Khach

    skywang
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:02 pm
    We all know that, mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture our thoughts and bring them to life in visual way. It really helps us become more creative, remember more, and solve problems more effectively. XMind, as one of the most popular mind mapping software tools, is always focusing on improving the quality and ability and delivering great user experience. Everyday, what we all think about is how to make XMind easier to use, more professional and powerful. A good measure a quality product is it’s effectiveness. We’ll only do what we do really well. Just like Narek…
  • Buy XMind Now and Free Upgrade To XMind 6

    skywang
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    XMind 6 now comes public beta. The official version will also be available in a few weeks. So we decided that everyone who buys XMind now, can get free upgrade to XMind 6 in the future. If your order is from October 8th (GMT), our system will automatically send you the upgrade news and new license key once XMind 6 is released. This event will be available until XMind 6 is released. XMind 2013 Pro can upgrade to XMind 6 Pro and XMind 2013 Plus can upgrade to XMind 6 Plus, but XMind 2013 Plus can’t upgrade to XMind 6 Pro for free. Buy XMind 2013 Now See what we’ve brought in XMind 6
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  • Kick-Start 2015 By Increasing Your Productivity

    Nadina Lupu
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:55 am
    Happy 2015, everyone! We hope you enjoyed your winter holidays, we sure did. Nevertheless, time flies, and now we find ourselves getting back into work mode. Here’s our recipe to keep our high spirits and start the year fresh: - we begin by kicking off our 2015 goals. We already went through our future projects [...]
  • 2015 Calls For Bigger, Bolder Plans

    Nadina Lupu
    23 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    The holiday season and New Year’s Eve are just around the corner, so it’s high time for a look back. 2014 was great to us: we accomplished all of our projects and even more. This probably happened because we were so eager to do our best to make a difference and bring real value to [...]
  • Let Us Introduce To You Our Brand New Mindomo Courses

    Nadina Lupu
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Mind mapping is growing into a teaching method that you teachers heavily rely on. That’s because you have found the advantages of providing students with mind maps of their learning material: they understand the information better, and they learn it and recall it easily. All over the world, from teaching Biology, Geography, Language Arts to [...]
  • Scheduled Downtime Saturday 13.09.2014

    Nadina Lupu
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
      Guys, This Saturday, the 13th of September 2014, at around 6:00 GMT we will be having a scheduled downtime for approximately 3 hours. Our main purpose is to facilitate server upgrades and maintenance. Please take into account that during this time you won’t be able to access our website, nor will you be able to synchronize your mobile [...]
  • Old School Mind Mapping Advice to Improve Your Online Mind Maps

    Nadina Lupu
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    As you are reading this blog, I trust that you are familiar with Mindomo’s Online Mind Map program. It is a great tool. I also suspect that it is not much about the theory behind mind mapping you know. Not to worry. Below I will give a brief intro to the history of mind mapping, [...]
 
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    Applications of MindManager

  • MindManager task management overview and relevant add ins

    Andrew Wilcox
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:03 am
    A client contacted me recently and asked for some guidance on how to manage his task list with MindManager. So I prepared an overview of the options in a MindManager map – Task Management Overview. It summarises what you can do with MindManager (Windows version mostly), Mindjet Tasks, Microsoft Office and Add Ins. Desktop Alone Desktop & Mindjet Tasks Desktop & Outlook Desktop & MS Project Desktop & Excel Addins – for Excel and “Getting Things Done“ The overview doesn’t answer the client’s question it just shows the options from having a…
  • An overview map of Facebook

    Andrew Wilcox
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Have you become lost in Facebook? I have. So I started mapping it out. I have been using Facebook to advertise another venture and I needed to be more careful with my postings. This is the summary map. Click it to see the detail. Facebook Overview Summary It’s work in progress. There is more to understand on the left hand side. What is missing? What doesn’t make sense?
  • Stretch the edges of the Library panes to work faster

    Andrew Wilcox
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    When selecting items from the Library you often have to scroll down to see all the choices of images, icons, background images and shapes available to you. Just stretch the viewing pane to see more. You can drag the top up and the left hand side out. The result is in most cases you can see all the items available in that group. Just place your mouse on the pane edge and when the cursor changes to the double arrows and vertical lines, drag the edge in the required direction. MindManager Screenshot – Adjusting image selection pane
  • Using Windows Environment Variables in MindManager Hyperlinks

    Andrew Wilcox
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    Windows has a set of variables which work wherever Windows is installed. Maybe you have booted from a USB drive or decided your home drive should be Z:. You can use these variables in MindManager hyperlinks. For example: “%windir%\System32\calc.exe” as an absolute link will start an instance of the Calculator (It may not be in the foreground). “%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Mindjet\MindManager\14\Library\ENU\” will open your library folder. You need to use the Open outside MindManager option or press Ctrl when you click the hyperlink on the map. Here are some more…
  • Recoverying your My Maps pane set up in a new install

    Andrew Wilcox
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:27 am
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