How to Create a Radial Map with a Mind Mapping Tool?Nancy
Radial maps, or some times been called radius maps, are popular in many fields and industries including commercial and academic organizations. Creating a radial map is also quite fun. Simply read this article for more information to have a try today!
What is a Radial Map?
As the name indicated, a radial map has a main topic at the center circle with a number of larger circles extended to the outer space. Usually, the central topic is clearly defined, then you can fill in more sub-topics in the outer circles. What’s more, a radial map doesn’t to be symmetrical.
How to Create a Radial Map with Mind Mapping Software?
The overall process of creating a radial map is quite easy. Here, we gonna show you how to do it by using a food categories radial map example as shown below:
Step 1 – Determine Your Main Topic
First, you should determine the central idea and input it in the central circle of your whole radial map.
Step 2 – Insert more Sub-circles
Now, you need to add more sub-topics to surround your main topic. For example, in our food categories radial map, we can add desserts, fruits or staple food drinks as some of the key sub-topics.
Step 3 – Insert Clip art in Your Radial Map
It’s time to explore your favorite clipart and drag and drop them to your drawing board just as showing below:
Step 4 – Customize Your Radial Map
Enjoy a new look for your map by using the auto-create theme tool. Alternatively, you can custom your own theme, choose different theme color patterns, try the rainbow or hand-drawn style for your work.
Step 5 – Export/Print/Save Your File
Once done your work, you can export, print, save or send your radial map. What’s more, you can one-click share your file on different SNS platforms with your fellows.
Optional Step – Add Hyperlinks/Attachments/Notes/Comments
Adding more supportive materials including attachments, notes and links are quite helpful for you to present ideas. In our example below, we can add a comment and send it to workmates via emails.
Why not Create Your Own Radial Map Now?
In summary, we have discussed the basic concept and how to create a radial map with a mind mapping tool. Wanna try more cool themes and symbols for your work? Just go to this free mind mapping software Edraw MindMaster to enjoy your creation right now!