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Rapid mind mapping template

Rapidly map your ideas, observations, or projects and uncover connections

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Use this template to to represent ideas and organize them into a visual diagram clustered by association. With Mural’s easy-to-use mind mapping tool, start with your main idea as the central point, then add sub-themes to branch out and connect supporting ideas, concepts, or themes — all with the click of a button.

This method allows you to see a broad overview of relationships, as well as discover hidden complexities and connections to facilitate decision making, effective brainstorming, exploration, and planning.

The rapid mind mapping template helps you:

  • Quickly brainstorm and collect your thoughts and feedback in a central location
  • Outline and discover associations between ideas, themes, or concepts
  • Get aligned on priorities and action items with your team

How to use the rapid mind mapping template

To use Mural’s rapid mind mapping template with your team, follow the steps outlined below.

1. Define your central topic or idea

The first step is to outline the main idea that will form the center of your mind map. This concept will inform all of the branches and related ideas as you move outward from the middle.

2. Invite a diverse group of stakeholders

Depending on the nature of your mind mapping exercise, you may need to invite multiple stakeholders from across the organization to make that you are avoiding any blind spots or possible connections that relate to your main idea.

3. Start mapping!

Using Mural’s intuitive mind mapping tool, it’s easy to create and define new branches as you brainstorm about your concepts and themes related to the central idea.

4. Review and refine your map

Once you’ve got all your ideas recorded in branches and sub-branches, review with your team to make sure there are no missing connections, and pare down any duplicates. This will help make sure your map is both informative and directly actionable.

Tips for running a rapid mind mapping template exercise.

To get the most out of Mural’s rapid mind mapping template with your team, you should:

  • Invite a diverse group of team members with various backgrounds that inform how they related to the central idea, and frame the main idea carefully before you begin
  • Use Mural’s mind mapping tool to quickly and easily add branches and text as you brainstorm your ideas
  • Plan action items and next steps on your infinite canvas using sticky notes and tags, or add comments to ideas to further refine your map with your team

How to create a Rapid mind mapping template

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