I wonder if anyone used the low tech approach: mind mapping,
brainstorming and categorizing with Post-it notes. How does it compare
to the software?
On positive side Post-it notes seem to be more collaborative, to have
lower participation threshold by virtue of being low tech (similar to
paper prototypes) and because people get a chance to physically move
around, play with their hands while pasting notes on white board. Is
this correct assumption about ease of collaboration?
The setbacks I see: 1. No remote participation, 2. Archiving results
for reference and 3. Revising them later on. #2 can be easily solved
by taking a picture of final map and printing it. Solutions for #1 and
#3 are possible but messy.
On 3/17/06, Lyle Kantrovich <lyle.kantrovich at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Cindy, > > I've been using MM for about 4 years. I love it for notetaking, > crafting agenda, brainstorming, analysing concepts or hierarchies, and > for quickie sitemapping. > > What's great is it frees you (and prevents you) from thinking much > about presentation, and focuses you on the content. Visio, on the > other hand leaves you playing with boxes and connectors way to much. > Sometimes I'll move from MM to Visio or another tool, but MM has > become a "must have" app for me. > > -- > Lyle > > -------------------------- > Lyle Kantrovich > Blog: Croc O' Lyle >http://crocolyle.blogspot.com > > On 3/15/06, Cindy Lu <cindylu at hfec.biz> wrote: > > [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.] > > > > I have been using MindManager in the past few months for a big project and > > have found it is very effective and efficient for brainstorming, > > listing/organizing UI elements and even creating site maps. > > > > I just downloaded the trial version of "The Brian" and have found it is > > interesting, too. It is differently, though. > > > > Does anyone else have experiences in using MindManager and/or The Brain for > > the IA or the Interaction Design work? I am interested to hear your > > experience. > > > > Thanks! > > > > - Cindy > > > > ============= > > Cindy Lu, Ph.D., CHFP > > HFE Consulting, LLC > > "Designing for a Better User Experience" > > (732) 246-6883 > > Web: http://hfec.biz > > Blog: http://richux.blogspot.com > > ==============