Saturday, June 26, 2010

5 Laws of Mind Mapping

States the five Laws of Mind Mapping and elaborate on each one of them.

Before becoming effective in using mind maps, you would need to set aside any preconceptions about mind mapping. Therefore, in order to create mind maps that can effectively communicate the message across, there are 5 laws ( of mind mapping that should be adhered to; to create mind maps that are attractive and functional.

By using these 5 laws, recall and review of a mind map’s content will be more effective and rapid. Disadvantages of standard note taking, such as time being wasted on reading redundant words, or/and words which have no bearing on memory, can be eliminated as well. (Buzan 2007)

1) Use Emphasis

Every component in a mind map is important, so placing emphasis on images, keywords, colours, spacing, and branches helps to convey its importance. In addition, by having a variation in (creative) imagery and keywords by using colours and spacing, further accentuates the mind map’s meaning.


As an image is often ‘worth a thousand words’, mind maps should always start with a central image. The central image allows us to be familiar with the main topic of the mind map...Read more>>

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