A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words, Literally

Pictorials have been suggested as a common means for better comprehension and retention of universal information

The way individuals learn, and subsequently remember, bears a strong relationship to the way our senses operate, and a very high proportion of our sensory learning is visual.

If our goals in communication are to convey meaning, comprehension and retention, then the use of business mapping is essential. Maps can be the key to understanding the organisation and structure of complex information.

They are models of thoughts and data that explicitly represent the way information interrelates.

The act of constructing a map can be a key stage in crystallising understanding. By creating connections, you can assimilate, associate and retain new information more effectively than by using linear text.

Mapping is relevant to all thinkers, irrespective of their thinking style or cognitive ability.

Using visual symbols makes it possible to present a great deal of visual information on a map in a very effective, space-efficient way.

By communicating with maps, it’s possible to quickly identify the purpose, provide context, define required actions as well as customise messages and locate the relevant information

Mindjet makes software that helps people visualise and use information. Its products enable individuals and teams to work smarter, think creatively, and save time every day.