Problem-solving is at the centre of what we do every day. Whether it’s an issue faced at work, or you have a task that requires some investigating, thorough research is key to moving forward successfully. In iMindMap, outline your findings, spot connections between thoughts, and create an action plan for how to successfully overcome whatever obstacles lie between you and your goals.
At the beginning of your research task, you need a clear path forward. Use a Mind Map to plot out your starting points. Group facts and figures together with the help of parent and child branches, then use relationship arrows to draw connections between similar points. Be sure to use one keyword per branch to avoid the chances of feeling overwhelmed. By doing this, your Mind Map will capture only the most crucial elements of information. Use your Mind Map to help gather facts that will help you solve your problem. By using visual thinking, you’ll be able to generate more ideas and draw further associations to help with your research. With an accurate display of information, you’ll gain a clearer understanding of the next steps you need to take to conquer your challenge.
An important point to consider while researching is accuracy. Our advice? Cross-reference your facts and figures using Split Screen mode. Drag your Brainstorm sticky notes and drop them onto your Mind Map, ensuring that no details are missed. Switch and swap past sources into your current work, and watch your research expand. Back up your facts with notable sources by attaching weblinks or notes to branches. Swiftly transfer and cross-check information, without losing track of the task at hand. Gain peace of mind that all scenarios have been covered and no points missed. And, by comparing work in Split Screen mode, you’ll identify crucial links that may lead to those all-important lightbulb moments.
Switch to Organisational Chart View to create an outline of your research task’s next best steps. Here, you’ll be able to create a top-down chart of information to represent your data and facts. If you decide that a piece of information needs to be slotted in, simply create a new node and watch as your Org. Chart adjust its structure. No matter how vast your data, you’ll be able to expand and collapse your information at any time that suits you. Add subtitles to add more context, and use colour coded icons to group together related steps. With your problem-solving path has been paved, you’ll feel confident to tackle your original problem head-on and overcome it with an arsenal of thorough research findings and smart solutions.