Since the release of iMindMap 11, we’ve loved hearing the different ways that you’ve been making use of its new workspaces and features. This week, we’re going to share some ways that all-new Radial Map View can improve your goal setting and project planning. Radial Map View allows you to create highly visual Radial Maps that can break down information, simplify complex data and instantly outline structure. In this new view, you can build your Radial Maps from scratch, or switch from another iMindMap 11 view to give your project the fresh perspective that it may need. Here are three ways that you can make the most of new Radial Map View…
For a goal to be achievable it needs to be set on a strong foundation. Often, goals are made up of many different elements and Radial Map View helps you to outline each step needed for success. Having the name of your goal in the centre of your Radial Map makes it easy to stay focused on where you are heading. From here, begin to add nodes around the centre that represent the different segments of your goal. You can add as much detail as you like. Insert smaller child nodes that represent timescale, budget, resources or due dates. No matter how complex your Radial Map becomes, its circular structure will always remain intact. This visual overview makes your goal less overwhelming and gives you more chance of success.
In a world where everything can feel urgent, it’s important to be able to sensibly balance your priorities. Use Radial Map View to plan the tasks that lay ahead of you. Easily adjust the weight of each node to visually indicate the importance of that task. As you add weight to a node, its neighbours will shrink to adapt. This keeps your time, energy and focus balanced even when priorities shift. Stay in control of your workload by using a ‘traffic light’ system on your Radial Map. Use formatting tools, such as images and icons, to mark tasks as red, amber or green and give yourself a clear sense of priority at a glance.
When you’re faced with a lot of complicated information, Radial Map View allows you to cut through the noise and focus only on what is relevant right now. To hone in on a particular part of your project, double-click on a parent node to show only that and its child nodes. The hierarchy of the nodes will stay the same, but with a zoomed-in view, you get the chance to add some finer details. Insert relevant attachments, web links and more to specific smaller nodes. This zoom feature becomes particularly useful as your Radial Map project grows on its infinite canvas. When you’re ready, use the breadcrumb navigation to zoom back out and re-assess the entire of your Radial Map for a colourful and complete project overview.
How have you been making use of Radial Maps? We’d love to hear about the benefits you are getting from this brand-new view. If you’re interested in sharing a case study with us, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org today!
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