GTD practitioners from David Allen on down sing the praises of mind mapping. I’ve played with a bit but never gotten far. In fact, the only time I ever used mindmapping was taking notes in a class taught by a post-modernist who rambled. It was the only way to capture what he was saying and even then it was a mess.
Today, however, I read a brief blog post about using mind mapping to design a literature review. The idea really struck a cord with me; it makes a lot of sense and forces you to focus better.
I haven’t done it yet, but I’m starting to think about it. I just am not sure if it will help or be just another organizational toy distracting me…..