Mind Map View
Table of Contents
- Create a Mind map
- Add cards
- Remove cards
- Connect cards
- Understanding card connection lines
- Remove card connections
- Delete a Mind map
IntroductionLists and Tables are not enough for creative work? We offer more flexible view. Mind map is a graphical representation of the relations between cards. The most visual and individual way of planning and task arrangement.
Examples of use:
- business strategy planning
- preparing a presentation
- event planning
- summary of knowledge
- project planning
- marketing campaigns
Create a Mind map view
1. Press + button to add a new view.
2. Select Mind map view and enter a name. Please note that you can add as many Mind map views as you need. Click on Add button and star working with the new view.
3. Now you can see a blank map with the root element in the center. It has the name of the view you entered in the previous step.
|TIP If you want to change the name of the root node, you will need to change the name of the view.|
Add cards to your Mind map
1. Adding new cardsMove the mouse over the root node. Two buttons will show up. You can add a new card to this Board.
2. Adding existing cards
You can add cards that already exist in this Board to your map. Just press “Show cards” button on the top right corner. You will see cards that have not yet been added to this view. Add cards by dragging and dropping them to the Mind map canvas.
Remove cards from the Mind map view
When you hover over a card, you see the option to remove it from the Mind map view. If you select it, you will make the card disappear. You can bring the card back in using the "Show Cards" option in the right upper corner of the screen.
This action will not delete your cards at other Board views.
Connect cards in the Mind map view
Besides the common ways to create card relations, the Mind map gives you additional possibilities to do that as well. You can create a parent-child relation by dragging a card and dropping it on another.
Understanding card connections in the Mind map view
In the Mind map view cards have connections shown as lines:
- Single card connected to the root node
- Child card connected to the parent card
- Parent card connected to the root node
When the child card and the parent card are present on the Mind map, their lines visually merge together.
When the parent card is missing in the Mind map view, the child card is connected directly to the root node. Please notice that when you add the parent card, the lines are redrawn to illustrate the actual card relations. Now the parent card is connected to the root node and the child card is connected to its parent.
Removing Card connection lines in the Mind map view
You can delete any line in your Mind map view. Depends on its type, the effect will be very different.
1. Eliminate the relation between cardsWhen you hover over a line that connects two cards (parent and child) you have the option to remove it. By doing so you actually delete the relation between these two cards permanently.
Confirmation of this action will be shown on the Activity Stream.
2. Take out the card from the Mind map viewIf you hover over any line that is connected to the root node and choose to remove it, you are only removing the card that is directly connected to the root node from the Mind map view. You will not change anything in the inter-card-relations. You can always bring the card back in using the "Show Cards" option in the right upper corner of the screen.
Coloring in the Mind map view
1. All the lines at onceYou can color the root node and the connecting lines in the Mind map view. If you change the color of the root node, other lines will get this color. If you add cards and they have relations to the root node and to other cards, the color of the root node is always being used.
2. Separate linesYou can also set the color of any card connections individually. Just hover over the line and select one. Now when you add new or existing child cards to the mentioned card, all the lines starting from that card will inherit the same color. Changing color of the root node now will not change line colors you set individually.
This functionality will extended your possibilities to give these relations even more meaning.
Navigating the Mind map view in KanBo
To zoom in and out use the slider on the right bottom side or use the CTRL + Mouse Wheel. You can also user the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate in any direction as well the vertical and horizontal Mouse Wheels if you have them on your Mouse.
You can change the position of every card by dragging it and moving. When you drag parent card all the children will move the same way.
In the left bottom side of the screen you can see a miniature view of the entire Mind map. You can use it with your mouse to quickly navigate once your Mind map view gets very big.
|Remember Whenever you change something on the view, you see notification about unsaved changes. Please save the changes to the view to preserve them.|
Using Filters in the Mind map view
There are two major use cases for filters in the Mind map view in KanBo:
- First you can use them to reduce the number of cards in the right panel allowing you to better select existing cards to be added your Mind map view.
- On the other hand you can use filters in your Mind map view directly to blend out cards that do not meet your filter criteria but still being able to see them.
Again, if you want to keep the changes you just made when you return to this view, you need to save changes.
How to delete a Mind map view?
Hover over a three dots on the Mind map view button and select Delete option.
This action will not delete your cards.
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