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Software for mindmapping and information organization

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Software for mindmapping and
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  Est.Vic Gee/2006, curated by Roy Grubb since 2013 
  From:  Banxia Software   Product:  Decision Explorer (formerly called Graphics COPE)    Added:  2002-02-27
Screenshot mind mapping software Decision Explorer (formerly called Graphics COPE)     Screenshot mind mapping software Decision Explorer (formerly called Graphics COPE)     Screenshot mind mapping software Decision Explorer (formerly called Graphics COPE)    
What they say:  " Decision Explorer is a proven tool for managing soft issues - the qualitative information that surrounds complex or uncertain situations. It allows you to capture in detail thoughts and ideas, to explore them, and gain new understanding and insight. The result is a fresh perspective, and time saved through increased productivity, release of creativity and a better focus."
Observations:  Cognitive Maps software. This can make concept maps and mind maps as well. For an explanation of what cognitive maps are, see http://www.banxia.com/dexplore/whatsinaname.html G+
Where:  http://www.banxia.com/dexplore/
OS: Windows
Price:  £395 (US$760) (other: 5-pack, edu. discount)
Categories: cognitive maps, concept maps, mind maps
  From:  Bare Bones Software, Inc.   Product:  YoJimbo    Added:  2007-02-04
Screenshot mind mapping software YoJimbo    
What they say:  " Effortless to install, learn and use
Reliable and secure-it's built using core Mac OS X technologies
Store almost anything in Yojimbo-text, rich text, images, PDFs, even serial numbers and passwords Location independent access-use .Mac Sync Services and enjoy the same Yojimbo satori at home and at the office
Organize your information any way that suits your style, from "everything in one spot" to "organized to the extreme"
Instant Spotlight search
Sync notes via The Missing Sync 3.0 for Windows Mobile"
Observations:  Stong grapical object support but not a graphical organizer
Mac OS 10.4.3 or later G+
Where:  http://www.barebones.com/products/yojimbo/
OS: Mac, Windows Mobile
Price:  $39
Categories: outlines
  From:  Beijing Innovative Linkage Technology Ltd.   Product:  ProcessOn    Added:  2015-12-30
What they say:  " "
Observations:  A diagram-drawing tool. Although free, this Chinese site is very demanding of personal information. Appears in Chrome Web Store, but cannot be installed from there. G+
Where:  https://www.processon.com/
OS: Google Chrome
Price:  Free, but very demanding of personal information.
Categories: diagramming
Visual representation of knowledge

Here are some links to articles on the visual representation of knowledge by Sigmar-Olaf Tergan, an academic leader in the field

An overview of concept mapping

This is a 1997 article by Eric Plotnick, from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology Syracuse NY

Concept maps and web research

For me, web research and concept maps are a good pairing. As I research - I build a map. As I map - I realise new areas that need research.
This papers variously by Arguedas, Cañas, Carnot, Carvalho, Dunn, Eskridge, Gram, Leake, Maguitman, Muldoon and Reichherzer have helped me to understand why, and see other possibilities.

Assessment by concept map

This piece discusses the nature of knowledge, the difficulty in measuring achievement in the three types of domain knowledge, and how concept maps offer one way of judging students' knowledge structure.

Framework for mind mapping

Here is a link to a set of free templates for many types of mind maps. This is good solid stuff, and if you have MindManager, there's no reason not to get it.
But if you don't have MindManager, well, there's still no reason to hold back - go and pick up the MindManager Viewer from MindJet's site. That is also free.

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