Become a member and get unlimited access to the entire skills library of over 4,500 courses, including more Developer and personalized recommendations. Become a member and get unlimited access to the entire skills library of over 4,500 courses, including more Developer and personalized recommendations. The second conceptual thinking method is Mind Mapping. Like Word Association, Mind Mapping starts with the central topic or theme. From there you just let your mind wander, making on the fly connections that are driven from the previous connection, as they branch out from the core topic. Sometimes they will be appropriate and sometimes they will be ludicrous, and that's where the unexpected connections come from. If you hit a dead-end then you go back to the core and start a new branch, or pick any other node and branch out from there. There are no distinct rules, it's all about exploring not planning, so unexpected and ridiculous results should be expected, and welcomed. This may be better explained by example, so let me share a project I use Mind Mapping on. A Tropical Fish store hired me to design their logo. They wanted something fun and clever. When I thought of Tropical Fish, I thought about how exotic they were. Then that made me think of how unique they are, followed by how s... Sorry, there are no matches for your search '' —to search again, type in another word or phrase and click search. This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course. Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of online learning video courses—and create as many playlists as you like. “In a way, I feel like you are rooting for me. Like you are really invested in my experience, and want me to get as much out of these courses as possible this is the best place to start on your journey to learning new material.”— Nadine H. Source.