Technological Tools



  • XMind is a professional mind mapping software product installed on devices.
  • XMind is designed to assist people with brainstorming and organizing ideas into a conceptual map so people can use it to clarify thinking, manage complex information and run brainstorming sessions.
  • XMind can play an effective role in operating abstract issues.
  • XMind provides different templates (e.g., logic chart, org chat, tree chat, timeline, fishbone), markers and stickers.
  • Users can insert attachment and share mind maps as PNG and PDF or via social network.

User Interface

Different templates
Sharing a mind map
Inserting icons

Literature and other sources

  • Buran, A., & Filyukov, A. (2015). Mind Mapping Technique in Language Learning. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 206(C), 215-218.
  • Dinnes, C., & Hux, K. (2018). A Multicomponent Writing Intervention for a College Student With Mild Brain Injury. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 39(4), 490-500.
  • Lee, J., & Fink, D. (2013). Knowledge mapping: Encouragements and impediments to adoption. Journal of Knowledge Management, 17(1), 16-28.
  • Mammen, J. R. (2016). Computer-assisted concept mapping: Visual aids for knowledge construction. Journal of Nursing Education, 55(7), 403-406.
  • Mammen, J. R., & Mammen, C. R. (2018). Beyond concept analysis: Uses of mind mapping software for visual representation, management, and analysis of diverse digital data. Research in Nursing & Health, 41(6), 583-592.
  • Quan, G., & Gu, X. (2018). Visualization Forms in the Cross-cultural Collaborative Activities of Design and Development of a Digital Resource for Education. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 56(3), 439-463.
  • Yeong, F. (2013). Incorporating Mind-maps in Cell Biology Lectures – A Reflection on the Advantages and Potential Drawback. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 103(C), 485-491.

Introduction to XMind

Adding Links to your Mind Maps

Mind Mapping | Teaching Strategies

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