Monday, November 30, 2015

Mind Mapping and Diagrams (part 1 of 2)

Have you ever tried making a mind map? Mind mapping is quite popular nowadays and it has helped a lot of people already in solving their problems. Mind maps can be created to look like diagrams. In fact, the mind map is a very good example of the data flow diagram or DFD.

The diagram would then be considered as a graphical illustration of the data flow and ebb that forms part of a certain system. The mind maps or the diagram can help in the visualization of the data processing stages. Through the mind maps, any change in the data will be easily understood. Some people call the diagrams or mind maps as process diagrams.

Anyone can use the diagrams and so any individual can use graphics or text depending on the need. A DFD can differ from another DFD created by another individual,   depending on how individuals use it and for what purpose it was used. The reason why lots of people prefer the diagrams or mind maps is because they find it hard to understand textual descriptions as compared to graphical representations which are much easier to understand.

Mind mapping has been used for many years now. In fact, you may have used it unknowingly in solving some of your problems or when you’re trying to set your future goals. People tend to remember when graphics and text are combined (i.e. diagrams). Mind maps are widely used in the business arena as well as for educational purposes. There are still other fields of specialization which makes use of the mind maps and DFD and it can range from route transportation planners to sports team competitions. Occupational fields also use mind maps especially in engineering and science. Mind maps are also very important when it comes to teaching certain disciplines because the diagrams make it easier for the instructors to understand the thought processes of different groups.

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