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Here is How I use mindmap for? At Lecture [For taking notes]: Whenever I have to attend a long lecture, I take out my sketch book, and from the centre of a page I start drawing mind map. In case if there are relations to the nodes, I use dotted lines. (Earlier I was using mindjet). I also mark stars or write AP(Action Point) for those things which needs ...
Although there is no rigorous right or wrong with mind maps, they are usually considered to be based on radial hierarchies and tree structures denoting relationships with a central governing concept. So the answer to your question is yes. Similar types of visualizations which are less hierarchical are concept maps and semantic networks.
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yEd allows to automatically adjust the layout of a graph, with different layouts. Check the menu 'Layouts'. One of the options is 'Radial'. However, yEd does not offer direct import of Freemind files. As both files are XML-based, it should be possible to write an XSLT to convert the file during import. It seems there was an entry in the yWorks Q&A, ...
I am a great fan of mind mapping but mainly use it for brainstorming ideas and planning written reports /other long form communications. But I see that you are asking about mind mapping specifically in the context of learning Thinking about this - I guess it depends what kind of learning style you have, and also how good your tutor is. I say that because ...
Here are the areas I think Mindmaps are useful: Writing notes(creating a conspect of a book/lecture or summarizing various sources of info into single structure) Planning and time/task management(organizing your TODO lists, reviewing the performance) Information composition(creating presentations, articles or books, etc) As your goal for mind-maps is ...
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