Mind Map Within the Walls of UI/UX

Posted on September 21st, 2019 in User Case | No Comments »

This article is published by Saurav Pandey, on Medium.

Articulating an intricate thought can be challenging, however, XMind disentangles a strategy known as mind mapping, which can make the procedure a ton simpler.

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Mind-Mapping: A Must-Have Study Tool for Students with ADHD

Posted on July 6th, 2018 in User Case | No Comments »

We’ve shared tips and benefits of mind mapping in workplace and in no doubt it works just as well in schools.

Frank Stahl is a psychologist and life coach, knighted in Spain for his achievements. Dr. Stahl has helped hundreds of patients improve their life, and specializes in training both adult and child with ADHD.

Dr. Stahl thinks that mind mapping is a crucial part of not only planning life and goals, but also in understanding. For ADHD’ers, mind mapping is even more important, it enables them to flush all their ideas into a concise road map that they can use to stay focused.

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How Fabienne uses Mind mapping in psychotherapy to help patients solve problems

Posted on March 29th, 2018 in User Case | No Comments »


We all know that mind mapping is an excellent way to help us clarify thinking, capture new thoughts and organize information. As an amazing mind mapping tool, XMind: ZEN is widely used both in work and life, such as managing projects, making plans, preparing for classes, conducting SWOT analyses, writing annual reports, and etc..

But you may not know that mind mapping is already used in psychotherapy to help patients solve their problems, which has achieved surprising results. One of our CXMs Fabienne, who has been using mind mapping in psychotherapy for some years, shared with us her experience about how to use mind mapping to transform her client’s phobias. Read the rest of this entry »

How Creativity-Driven Companies use XMind Before Going Public?

Posted on August 17th, 2017 in Featured, User Case | No Comments »

Angry Birds are using XMind

You may not know Finnish entertainment company Rovio, but you surely know Angry Birds. After its release in December 2009, the downloads for Angry Birds have already reached to 500 million until the second anniversary of the release; In 2012, the number doubled again; Until March this year there has been over 3 billion across all platforms, making Angry Birds the most downloaded freemium game series of all time. Read the rest of this entry »

Angry Birds are Using XMind

Posted on June 8th, 2016 in Tips, User Case | No Comments »


The Angry Birds Movie is hot worldwide after a few weeks of the release. This movie is a 2016 3D computer-animated action-adventure comedy film based on the video game series of the same name. It was released in the United States on May 20, 2016.

The film tells the simple story of birds. Bird Island is an island inhabited by flightless birds. One day, a boat docks at Bird Island, carrying pigs from Piggy Island. Claiming to be peaceful explorers bringing offerings of friendship, the pigs are accepted on the island. However, Red, Chuck and Bomb realize the pigs’ purpose is to steal the birds’ eggs. Red’s group attempts to retrieve the eggs.

You might not know that Angry Birds is one of our customers who use XMind to think through projects and challenges more completely, and reach clarity on issues faster. They love XMind!

Use XMind in your work

XMind is a great tool for project planning and project management.

As you start a project, there are numerous things need to be organized, such as processes of the project, business requirements analysis in measurable goals, financial analysis of the costs and benefits, task assignment, task priority etc.

Task Info

XMind can be used to collect and organize relevant information, so that you and every member of your team have a clear understanding of the goal, schedule, budget, resources, risks, and requirements for the project. Task information such as assignee, duration and priority can be easily applied directly to each task in your mind map. You can also define project milestones and track the progress of key elements of your project in XMind.

Gantt Chart

After adding all task details, you can easily check all these tasks and their detailed information in the Gantt chart view. Gantt chart is a special viewer illustrating a project schedule, showing the timelines of the tasks and tracking assigned tasks. And you can quickly make adjustments in Gantt chart when schedules and resources change.

Export to MS Project and more

Furthermore, XMind 7 enables you to export your Gantt chart to MS Project, PDF and image file for further development or to share them with other project managers. You can also print the entire project. If you have a big project, XMind even lets you print it on multiple pages.

As you can see, XMind is a powerful, flexible and highly productive way to manage your projects. It not only helps you with initial project planning, but also various aspects of project management.

If you are using XMind, why not give it a try today? You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the clarity it brings to your projects. And it will help you significantly increase your productivity!

Customers who are using XMind

Many companies and organizations are benefiting from XMind, such as Angry Birds, Commerzbank, European Parliament etc.

Join these happy customers. Or find more about how they use XMind.

HP Tells How XMind Helps

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 in Featured, User Case | 2 Comments »

Name: Brian Canfield

Title & Organization: Master Technologist in Hewlett- Packard Company

 

Brief Introduction

HP Inc. is a global leader in PCs, printing and solutions and creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Brian Canfield (Master Technologist from HP Inc.) is here to share HP’s story with XMind and some free tips on how to use XMind efficiently in the workplace.

The Story With XMind  

We have found mind mapping with XMind to be a very useful tool for gathering inputs from a group of people in a way that all views can be heard. Together we can develop a higher-level system perspective on difficult technical challenges.  We use mind mapping for difficult system engineering problems and for organizing what we know about the physics and fundamentals.  We also gather and prioritize the questions we propose to investigate to better manage the challenges.  XMind provides a useful way to take notes as we discuss and to drag and drop to organize and categorize inputs. By using XMind with a diverse group of engineers and scientists, we are able to create a common high-level view of the fundamentals and the possible paths to solve a system challenge.

Usage

l   For organizing information

l   For solving difficult system engineering problems

l   For teamwork and allocating tasks

l   For taking notes at the meeting

l   For sharing and presenting results and problems

To facilitate this process, I have documented a tool sheet to help others use XMind more effectively and I’m sharing this here for your benefit:

Mind Mapping tool sheet:

Purpose: To gather inputs from a group in a fast and effective way

Benefits

l   Speeds the generation and documentation of ideas and insights from a team with different perspectives and capabilities to contribute to a problem or topic of interest.

l   Provides real time visual feedback that others can build off to generate ideas.

l   Provides a means for documenting inputs and categorizing them into related groups that bring a higher, systematic level view to the knowledge and insights we are gathering.

When to Use

l   Use when interviewing a team about a subject and when you want to generate ideas that build on each other

l   Use in the Measure Current Status problem solving steps to gather what we know about the problems with a broad group that have different perspectives, experience, and expertise.

l   Use as an alternative to Microsoft® tools for documenting team inputs.  Microsoft® tools auto-format and encourage the leader to try to produce a rolled up summary rather than gathering the raw inputs in ways that others can build on.

l   Use to expand our collective knowledge before the leader does the work offline to boil it down to the key take-away points.

l   Use to get the most knowledge on the table during the precious time when we get many experts together in a room to work an issue.

 

Couple Of XMind Tips:

l   “Tab” creates a new subtopic

l   “Enter” creates a new topic on the same level

l   Double click anywhere on the work area to create a floating topic

l   Long text boxes can be shrunk to fit on page

l   Scale the map with the zoom slider in the lower right

 

Guidelines For Effective Use

l   If you have someone who can type quickly have him build the map so folks can add inputs faster.

l   Even if you type slower, this tool will allow folks to generate and contribute ideas much faster than most methods.

l    It is very important to document what is said even if it does not fit in the part of the tree you initially added the idea to.  Drag and drop the idea to a different part of the tree to reclassify after typing.

l   Use the pre-defined tree legs in the template to help categorize inputs as you go. It does not have to be perfect. Speed is important and things can be rearranged later. Take input from the team as to the category the idea fits in.  Generate new legs if needed.  Ignore the ones on your template that don’t seem to add to the line of idea generation.

l   Look to the template to ask additional clarifying questions. For example, after you get an idea for a solution stop and ask what is needed to make that solution robust.

 

Sample maps for business

Customers who are benefiting from XMind


Many companies and organizations are also benefiting from XMind, such as Angry Birds, HP, Commerzbank, European Parliament etc.

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Building Large Website with Ease: Website Architecture and XMind

Posted on September 26th, 2013 in User Case | No Comments »

Recently I came across an excellent article about building a website. And what really surprised me is that the author has used XMind as an important tool for website architecture. Actually, it has offered me a brand new perspective of XMind.

The article is “The Secret to Building Large Websites: Website Architecture“. And it’s from Six Revisions, a popular website that publishes practical and useful information for designers and web developers.

In this article, Nikita, the author, has described the website architecture as building a skyscraper. The visitor may never be aware of how it is properly planed and drawn out. But we need to consider the convenience, innovation, comfort and etc. Also, Nikita has divided the website architecture into 11 stages.

11 stages(Nikita Semenov)

At the 7th and 8th stages, Nikita adopts XMind as the major analysis tool. “When we have a bunch of ideas, it becomes helpful when we start visualizing and interconnect them… To create mind maps, we should use Xmind”, Nikita said.

Visualize and interconnect ideas(Nikita Semenov)

No matter for the website architecture, competition analysis, marketing plan, and even everyday life, ideas are always the most important things. They’re the source of our innovation ability, metaphor to our potential and the unique competitive advantages.

However, we normally miss the opportunity to make the most of the ideas. Just like what Nikita said, we need to visualize and interconnect them. In this way, we are able to find more hidden possibilities, hiding behind the ideas. Managing the ideas with a mind map, we can organize the ideas, stimulate creativity and shape the final solution better.

So what’s your idea about visualizing and interconnecting ideas? Please leave your comments below.