Multilevel Concept Maps or Diagrams

A problem while working with 2D graphics, in the style of big concept maps or other kind of diagrams, is that when the matter is complex, they can become a problem to navigate  and edit them like in the next very cluttered map:

This is unavoidable if you need to show (or print) the map as single unit.

However, with the help of software, you can divide the map in hierarchically contained sub-maps, spanning multiple levels. Consider the next diagram, made with ThinkComposer, representing a simple aircraft design as an advanced concept map:

With this multilevel capability you can “compose” (or decompose) your ideas to any extent into a single document. Plus, notice that you can still connect nodes, not within the same view (map/diagram), by using Shortcuts that you can point/click to easily navigate to the original source.

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4 thoughts on “Multilevel Concept Maps or Diagrams

  1. Very, very nice! Great to see the way you are creating a 3D map on a sheet of paper (or your computer screen).

    Any chance you have the original map that is shown in the image created with ThinkComposer?

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  2. Agreed: very very nice!
    I have been searching for a good nD mind-mapping program.
    Is it available on Android (for tablets /touch input), and can the nodes/neurons and links be hand-drawn?
    Cheers,
    Mike

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