Dr. Luc Smolders DVM, PhD – Post-Doctoral Researcher and Veterinary Surgeon
Supervising 20 projects on small animal surgery and coordinating 15 veterinary researchers, Dr. Luc Smolders sought a digital platform that could help with structuring research projects as well as the various demands of his team. With the research group undergoing remodelling and new project ideas arising all the time, iMindMap was selected to streamline his effective project management.
“iMindMap is an outstanding tool to organise, explain, and create strategies, plans, and brainstorms.”
As a Post-Doctoral Researcher and Veterinary Surgeon, Dr. Smolders needed a visual tool that could document and explain complex research meetings. In collating information from his own research, and those of veterinary researchers and clinicians in his team, iMindMap groups the findings of meetings in an accessible, user-friendly format. Being able to condense all these findings and store them in a single place – as opposed to collecting mountains of loose notes – is definitely a key advantage of the iMindMap software. In addition, the versatility of iMindMap meant that Dr. Smolders could distil complex research meetings and keep all team members on board with discussion, without compromising on content.
Dr. Smolders felt that iMindMap provided a creative way to identify the team’s structure and explain it. Mind Mapping techniques lend themselves to a simplified and easily understood structure – something enhanced by the iMindMap features. Such a feature could be the Insert Function which, in this example, could take a complex piece of text or research, and complement it with an image, video or extra link. In doing so, the insert function offers another layer to project management notes, drawing on multiple resources to optimise the audience’s understanding of the topic in hand.
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