Organising ideas to discuss a topic is difficult, but even more challenging is planning, designing or making decisions by co-operating with several people: it takes technique and organisation. That is why various tools and procedures have been proposed over time: in this course we focus on mind maps. We figure out their characteristics and areas of use, and learn to distinguish them from concept maps, with which they are often confused.
We understand the usefulness of digital mind maps, as opposed to manual ones, when the context is complex and requires freedom to rethink, reorganise, or share. Finally, we see how they can be used to facilitate and stimulate professional collaboration analysing three use cases.