I’m sure you’ve seen the brilliant and ground-breaking concept map that Walt Disney drew in 1957. You should have, it’s been on Mind-mapping.org since mid-2008 … Well, here’s another piece of outstanding visual thinking and communication apparently from even earlier – 1943 – and yet it looks fresh enough to have been designed yesterday: The Disney organization chart.
I’m browsing “Designing Universal Knowledge” by Gerlinder Schuller at present, and came across a thought-provoking guide to simplicity (‘laws’ is OTT, but that’s how they are described). I like this list a lot. Reduce The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction. Organize Organization makes a system of many appear fewer. Time Savings
Now listen up, this one is really interesting if you value visualization and thinking tools. And I doubt if you’d be at mind-mapping.org if you didn’t. A new web-based tool for thinking, Exploratree, went up at the end of last year. It’s aimed at students, but I’m sure that those of more mature years could sometimes make good use of