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Mind-mapping and managing information

Chris Dillon

Faculty Information Support Officer

for Arts & Humanities and Laws


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Information overload


The UCL Wiki

Mind-mapping /Brainstorming

Online bookmarkswith delicious.com


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Information overload

  • Where does your important information live?

  • Scattered across e-mails, Word files etc.?

  • Can you find it quickly / at all?

  • Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could bring ittogether in one place!

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What is TreePad?

With TreePad you can!

  • TreePad is note-taking software.

  • Create a hierarchy of notes.

  • Easy to copy data into and out of TreePad.

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Applications of TreePad

  • Ordering ideas for writing

  • Notes on research

  • To do and job lists

  • Notes on software

  • And many, many more

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The UCL Wiki

Use a wiki to share notes

  • Every member of UCL has a personal wiki space:

  • www.ucl.ac.uk/wiki

  • A wiki is a simple website

  • With very good access control.

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Applications of mind-mapping

  • Planning written work and presentations

  • Having ideas

  • Linking ideas

  • Memorisation

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Brainstorm / Memorising

  • Remember to make use of e.g. colour, pictures and size — they help you to remember.

  • Convert mind-map to a presentation with:File | Save As | Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation

  • PowerPoint may be used as a memorisation tool.

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Keeping your bookmarks on delicious.com

  • Got 50 bookmarks in four different web browsers?

  • delicious.com can bring them together online.

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Setting up a delicious.com account

  • Accounts are set up and accessed atdelicious.com.

  • Plugins for Firefox and Internet Explorerallow your browser to talk directly todelicious.com.

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  • These simple programs may changethe way you work.

  • They make you more systematic and creative.

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Further information on TreePad

  • Manuals on WTS at Start | Software |Programs S-Z | TreePad

  • www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/common/resources

  • www.treepad.com

  • Apple Mac version:http://jreepad.sourceforge.net

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Further information on the UCL Wiki

  • www.ucl.ac.uk/wikiClick Help at the bottom.

  • www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/staff/fiso/courses/wiki.doc

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Further information on mind-mapping


  • Books by Tony Buzan

  • www.mindmapping.org

    Mind Genius:

  • Tutorial within the program at Help | Tutorial