6 Key Benefits Of Mind Mapping

When I talk to people about mind mapping, I usually find myself facing one of two reactions: The person I’m speaking with either LOVES mind maps, or pretty much has no idea what they are or what they could be used for. We’ve discussed mind maps occasionally in the past, but I recently stumbled on this great graphic from Daniel Tay(who creates a bunch of different mind maps on different topics).

This particular graphic addresses the benefits of mind mapping, which can serve as a good primer for anyone who is unfamiliar with the concept. It is also a pretty simple mind map, especially compared with many of the maps you see if you do a quick web search to find some. Take a look and see how mind maps can benefit you and your students!

The Benefits of Mind Mapping

  • Organize
  • Brainstorm
  • Understand
  • Recall
  • Note-take
  • Communicate



  1. Lucas Gruez

    April 29, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Thanks for sharing this effective mindmap of Daniel Tay. Daniel is very active about mindmapping and it’s always a pleasure to share with him about his work with this pupils. Thanks to honour his work.
    Lucas Gruez

  2. Sri Sulastini

    May 1, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing this effective mindmap of Daniel Tay. I plan to share it with my student teachers.

    Sri Sulastini

    • Daniel Tay

      May 5, 2014 at 5:35 am

      Thanks for the compliments. May I know where are your student teachers from? (I.e. Country)

  3. Robert de Quelen

    May 3, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    This is a very nice map, visually pleasant. One benefit that could be added is the way mind maps can be used by meeting facilitators to create a consensus, or at least creative a collaborative mind set while exploring a topic with a group. The fact that everybody’s contribution will somehow find its place on hte map increases engagement and participation while decreasing the “urge” to imose one’s idea over those of other participants.

  4. Daniel Tay

    May 5, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Thanks Lucas, Mind maps need not be complex all the time. Simplicity can also be attractive!

  5. James Wren

    May 19, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Fantastic article, couldn’t agree more. Organic, simple ways to generate ideas, whether it’s mind-mapping or coming up with unique design. We don’t need tech, just people, paper and pens.