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Rachel Quast




2016 Goals

This was my first experience making a mind map. I'd taken visual notes before, and it was interesting to learn the difference between the two in this class. I found that the structure of mind-mapping was helpful to apply to thinking about my goals for the coming year, as I was able to organize them by subject and actionable items. Here is my mind map process:

1. My inspiration:

I found these maps helpful because they really solidified the differnce between visual note-taking & what mind-mapping is. The colorful lines and images for each point helped me to see it more as a map, instead of just a structure. 



Versus visual notes:


2. My mind map:

Originally I had tried to make a map about just our move to Seattle, but I found it started to read more like a to-do list. I changed to doing a mind-map of my goals for 2016, so I could have a broader focus. I chose to do this in Adobe Illustrator as I'm comfortable with that program. Searching for an image for each point helped me to better remember each goal I had made, but it was time consuming to think of an icon for each thing.




3. Next time:

I think I'll be using the mind-maps to help me break large ideas into actionable pieces, like my goals for 2016. When I tried being too specific it was harder, I think this is helpful for me when thinking of large concepts.


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