Tom Henderson, CC-BY 2.0

Mind mapping is a notetaking and notemaking technique that developed in the 1970s, emerging from cognitive research about how our brains interpret and store information. In mind mapping we record information in a way that utilises physical and spatial relations to better facilitate long-term retention. The technique has several applications in design, as we are often dealing with large amounts of information which makes it difficult to retain an overview.

Continued on pages 106–107 of Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat.