Using Mind Maps for UX Design: Part 1 – Sketch Mapping

Sketch maps are mind maps of, well, sketches. They are diagrams that organize ideas in a tree-based structure where sketches are used as the way to illustrate those concepts. Others have used similar approaches under different terms (sketchboarding, storyboarding, or simply just mind mapping that happens to include sketches). I’m using the term “sketch map” to emphasize the use of the mind mapping technique. Whatever term you want to use, the idea is to make connections, generate new ideas, and identify gaps by leveraging the benefits that come from sketching: exploring and refining ideas quickly and visually.

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