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mind mapping and managing information

Mind-mapping and managing information

Chris Dillon

Faculty Information Support Officer

for Arts & Humanities and Laws


Information overload


The UCL Wiki

Mind-mapping /Brainstorming

Online bookmarkswith delicious.com

information overload
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!
what is treepad
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.
applications of treepad
Applications of TreePad
  • Ordering ideas for writing
  • Notes on research
  • To do and job lists
  • Notes on software
  • And many, many more
the ucl wiki
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.
applications of mind mapping
Applications of mind-mapping
  • Planning written work and presentations
  • Having ideas
  • Linking ideas
  • Memorisation
brainstorm memorising
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.
keeping your bookmarks on delicious com
Keeping your bookmarks on delicious.com
  • Got 50 bookmarks in four different web browsers?
  • delicious.com can bring them together online.
setting up a delicious com account
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.
  • These simple programs may changethe way you work.
  • They make you more systematic and creative.
further information on treepad
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
further information on the ucl wiki
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
further information on mind mapping
Further information on mind-mapping


  • Books by Tony Buzan
  • www.mindmapping.org

Mind Genius:

  • Tutorial within the program at Help | Tutorial