While working on ideas for the Integrated Media class I will be teaching next year I came across Mind42.com, an idea mapping program that runs from your browser. It is not always intuitive, but it helped me layout some of my ideas. In the end the map looked like this:
It is a little hard to see, but you can check it out in more detail at: Integrated Media – Showcases
It is a fun little tool and it has helped me visualize what I want to do. At first I wondered if it would just be easier to use the old “webbing” technique on paper, but I found that the text functions attached to the nodes were really helpful. It was also nice that it exports as a jpeg and as a RTF file.