The technology (or what are my powers?)
You get started with a central node and can add additional nodes and text information. Selecting a node gives you access to editing tools.
Double clicking on a node gives you access to a text field. There are limited options here, so you won’t be able to add live links or images.
An example of a mind map on motivational design is shown below.
(You can read more about motivational design in this great book by John M. Keller, Motivational Design for Learning and Performance: The ARCS Model Approach.)
Think is not a power tool in the sense that you can’t add images and other assets to nodes but you don’t always need a power tool. I like that it’s web-based; the nodes are easy to manipulate ,and you aren’t stuck with a focus on a central node since you can sever connections and create multiple mini-maps on a single page as shown below.
You can use Think to:
- Brainstorm a course outline, learning module, or research project
- Develop story ideas
- Develop a mental model of a subject
- Map the steps of a procedure
- Map the relationships between elements of a process