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Insight Mapping 201 - Mapping for Creatives

Barbara Fillip, Mapping Maven

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4 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Introduction to Insight Mapping 201

    • 2. Learning from Your Own Experience

    • 3. Learning from Others

    • 4. Combine Insights into an Action Plan


About This Class

In this class, you will sharpen your insight mapping skills by developing two maps and then combining them into a third map and developing an action plan.  This class is a follow on to Insight Mapping 101 - Make the Most of Your Experience.  Completing Insight Mapping 101 is recommended prior to enrolling in Insight Mapping 201, but not a requirement.  Insight Mapping 201 does not cover the basics of creating a map.  



1. Introduction to Insight Mapping 201: way. Welcome to incite mapping to a one mapping for creatives. The objective of this course is to increase your awareness of what contribute to your creativity and what contributes to other people's creativity. That's about discovering and leveraging what works for you. What works for other creatives and perhaps trying some new things. My name is Barbara Philip. I'm in knowledge management professional, and I help project teams document their lessons learned using a variation of concept maps that I call Insight maps Here. On this, he'll share platform. I introduced you to incite maps with insight mapping 101 And now I'm offering you inside mapping to a one mapping for creatives. I would like to give you a quick overview off inside mapping for creatives. As I just mentioned, this is a follow up to inside mapping 1011 a. One isn't a prerequisite, but I'm definitely not going to spend as much time in this course on the very basics of concept mapping. So I highly recommend that you watched videos inside mapping one No. One. Even if you don't do the project, we're going to start with part one something very similar to what we did it incite mapping 101 We're going to start with a map based on our own experience, and we're going to ask to primary questions, how went and where are my most creative and where do my ideas come from? And we're going to answer these questions in our first map in Part two. We're going to learn from others. We're going to ask other people about creativity. I'll give you two options. Either you go watch some tech talks from creativity experts, and I'll give you a good selection to pick from. Or you can ask your friends, family members and colleagues. Either way, we're looking for answers about where creativity comes from and how to enhance it. Out of that, we're going to get a second map and 1/3 and final part. We're going to combine insights from our own experience from map one and from the experience of others map, too, and we're going to come up with some actions that we could take to enhance our creativity, and that will be 1/3 man. So the project involves creating three maps, one based on our experience, one based on the experience of others and one which combines two and looks into an action plan. Now I'd like to invite you to enroll so that we can map together. And I will leave you with a quote from Mozart about his creative process. Feel free to share other creativity quotes in the community discussion section and see you in the next video. Oh, I think you can take a peek at my project, which I have posted in the project area. Bye for now. 2. Learning from Your Own Experience: way. Welcome again. I'm glad you decided to join us. We're going to start with our first map for part one, learning from our own experience and we're going to reflect upon our own creativity. To do that, we'll focus on two questions. How, when and where are my most creative and where do my ideas come from? We're gonna combined these into one map. So you may remember the steps we took in inside mapping Wanna one? We're going to start with a brainstorm. I think of one or two recent experiences that involved using your creativity. We can recall these experiences in some detail and try to answer the two sets of questions . If no specific experiences come to mind, think in general terms about aspects of your creativity, we are all uniquely creative on. You need to think about what? Our lives. You're specifically to be more creative. And where do you get your ideas So you can brainstorm for about 10 minutes or so and then start mapping. In this case, the top level headings are going to be the two sets of questions and you're going to put the details below each question. So you can add details and some structure, make connections are as appropriate and then add some insights. If you are a little stuck with the questions, Dr rephrasing them a little. What are five Creative and abler is what are five creative killers, or you can ask you some. What inspires you? Just find some questions that help you work through those two sides of the map. As always. When you feel that you're done, you can leave it alone for some time and come back to it with fresh eyes. And here's a quote about coming to things with fresh eyes by Marcel Proust. The rial act of discovery consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes. So when you even map for a while and come back to it later, sometimes you will find new things that you did not see before. So here's my first draft off this map. I'm calling in boosting my creativity under what conditions on my most creative. I just put a couple of things there about the fact that I prefer to work on creative things alone without any perceived time constraints, and I like to focus on some particular task for for a significant amount of time. I'm also pretty particular about when I like to work mostly in the morning, because later in the day I have very little brain energy and creative work requires quite a bit of brain energy. Where do my ideas come from? I actually don't think that I'm very original in my ideas. I think I rely extensively on other people's ideas as a starting point. And so it really depends on things I watch, read, listen to whether it's fiction, nonfiction, all kinds off sources of inspiration. So here it is. That's my first draft. Not too hard. All right, where did I take it With that second draft, I added some details. I reshaped the different connections and on both sides, I added some details on created new connections here. So here it is. This is my second map, and I even managed to find a way to connect the two sides. But that's not really critical. You can try to do it, but if it doesn't fit, it doesn't fit no big deal now. So this map has more details connecting words, Some slight reorganization and some connections have been made. Now we want to go to the final stage, which is where you start adding key insights. You'll notice that I also put a couple of words or concepts in blue. I just wanted to highlight a couple of things on the map and using colors just one way to do that. So let's see what kind of insights I added. You can't rush creativity. That makes sense. Um, good understanding of how to best utilize available time is critical. That's really important for me. Aan den. My strength is probably in quickly grasping other people's ideas, synthesizing, adding to my existing knowledge base. So this is really about it should be. The key insight should be about how you deal with your own creativity, not surgeon generic principles off how people are creative, right and also added this particular question here, which was, uh, considered not to be really an insight. And I said, what routines, habits and biases determined? Why feed my brain? Obviously, if I rely extensively on other people's ideas, I might want to be paying attention to whose ideas I am feeding myself. So that's it. It's your turn. If you want feedback on your first map, pushed it in your project area. And if you have any questions, post them in the community discussion area or in your project area. Now, if you post something in the project area you want me to see, make sure that you said act public or classmates, um, for viewing so otherwise I won't be able to see it. And in the next video, we are going to tackle the second map when we're going to learn how other people think about creativity. All right, good mapping. 3. Learning from Others: Logan. We've done our first map, and it's time to move on to Part two, learning from others where you have a choice. You can either focus on what experts think about creativity, or you can rely on the opinions and experiences of your friends, family members or work colleagues. In one case, you're going to view some short videos off the experts talking about creativity. In the other, you have to interview your friends or family members. Interview is a rather fancy word. In this context, you just need to have a conversation with um and ask them a few questions. And of course, our objective is to develop a map. So here's how we're going to do it. Our map is going to start again with the title at the top and two main branches. It's similar to our first map, but here we're mapping what other people think about creativity, and the mapping process is pretty much the same. Whether you're gonna be talking to your friends or family members or whether you would be listening to the experts, you're going to start by taking notes as you talk to them, or, as you view the video and you're gonna do create an initial map using the two top level questions at the top of the map. Then you're going to add some details and structure. You can add connections where appropriate, and finally, you can add insects. And in this case, you want to add insights of the people you're listening to, as well as your thoughts about their insights. And again here, the Ted talk speakers that I've selected are all going to address creativity, but they're not necessarily going to directly answer the two questions on the map, so you'll have to be a little flexible and rephrase the questions if you have to. Now let's turn to the Ted talks. I'm going to give you a short preview. I've selected Ted talks as your source materials here because they're well prepared and relatively short. Most of them are about 18 minutes long. You can view as many as you want, and I recommend that you view all of them, but you might want to limit yourself to two or three to actually create a map. But you will need at least two, and I don't recommend that you try to map all of them into one single map. Now the links under for the videos are going to be provided in the transcript as well as in the note attached to this particular video. And here's a preview. Sorry first, well, have Elizabeth Gilbert, David Kelley, I sect Mis Ry Steven Johnson, Julie Bernstein, Kirby Ferguson, Amy Tan on an introduction to a course on creativity by Tina Seelig, an interview of Professor Vincent Walsh on The Neuroscience of Creativity and a speech by Malcolm McClaren. So this is a great deal of variety that you will get from all these videos. And again, if you want to find that even faster, you can just google the speakers name and Ted talk, and you will get that video very, very quickly. Now let me show you what I came up with. When I did this. I started with Elizabeth Gilbert stock, and I wrote a few things based on her talk. It wasn't so much that I was trying to summarized the talk. Rather, I was just picking some ideas from her talk, and we're really whatever ideas resonated with me, and we all do this pretty naturally. So this was my first phase. And then I had to move things around a bit to leave some space for my second, uh, side of the map. And there I stood the same thing with David Kelly's talk, and what I did is I used a second a different color to differentiate the source of the materials, and I added some a color for the key insides. The red boxes. What I determined to be the key insights from my own purposes. And I wanted to clearly show used color to differentiate the sources. So finally, I and identified what I thought were the insides. And I added my own insights in red boxes that did not have any background colors, just white background. And that's it. That's pretty much what I did for my second up. You'll see that the one that says show up to do the creative work and trust that a creative ideas will come up well. That's really a combination of what Gilbert and Kelly said, but lots of people have pretty much said the same thing. And here's my second map now. Don't hesitate to post questions in the discussion area and what's coming up next. We're going to do 1/3 BAP that will combine insights from your 1st 2 maps and that will help us to come up with an action plan. 4. Combine Insights into an Action Plan: Welcome back. We've completed one map based on our own experience and another map based on other people's experience. You may have seen some overlap already. No. We're going to combine the key insights from these two first maps, and we're going to identify specific actions to take to go from insights to actions were going to ask two sets of questions. What works for me and what might I do differently to be even more creative? And what could I try to do based on other people's approach and experiences with creativity , and that will be combined in our third map? So here are the steps were going to take to do that third map. First, we're going to copy all the key insights. So all the red boxes from the first map and copy all of the key insides from map to into this one. New map map. Three. We're gonna organize and connect as needed. We're going to add some new insights, and we're going to add actions. So let me show you what it looks like. When I used my two first maps, I copied demand the key insides from map one and map two and I started connecting them. And then once you're done with that, you have to ask yourself, So what? What else could I be doing with this map? And what am I gonna do with all these insights? What are the actions I should take? What could I do differently to increase my productivity for my creativity? So I used color here again to highlight some elements of the map. The new elements on the map are all the yellow boxes, and the pieces of the action plan are the yellow boxes with the blue shadow. Now, if you want to, you can create a little action plan by essentially extracting from the map, all off the action items that you come up with and not give you a little action plan. Now, beyond that, let's recap what we've learned with this course. First, we created a first map based on our own experience. Then we created a second map based on insights from multiple other sources, other people's ideas about creativity. Then we combined both of these, and we added some actions. We also used the more complex formatting. In this third map, I'd like to encourage you to post your projects on the skill share platform, and here are a few ideas for how to do it. If you've done a hand drawn map or maps, you can scan them and or take a snapshot with your phone and save your maps as an image. If you've used a software, you can usually save the maps as an image as well. And then whatever the image you've images you've come up with, you can upload them in the project area as images, uploading the images in the the box. You can add comments and reflections about your experience creating the maps. Now I'd like to also give you a few more ideas for how you could use the maps. For example, you could keep an ongoing record off your creative insights or nuggets. You could post that map on a wall to have it available regularly and update you could create a quote. Three. You could create a map for brainstorming creative ideas. You could continue to add to your maps one and two. As you revisit your action plan, you would have something more completely creative with the map. You could plan your next creative project or you could use map to summarize and book on creativity or on some related topic. Really? There you just have to use your imagination. There are so many ways to use mapping. So this is it. Thank you very much for participating. I hope to see your maps in your project areas in the near future.