Concept map maker

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A concept map maker to help you visualize, analyze, and more

  • Break down complex ideas and build on your best ones

    Concept maps are used to encourage visual thinking, map out relationships between ideas, and simplify new or complex concepts. The hierarchical organization of a concept map can help everyone from students to engineers and product dev teams organize ideas, words, and images into an easy-to-understand graphic. Create a concept map online with Lucidspark to guide your meetings and brainstorming sessions, enhance your team’s creativity, and make sure all of your collaborators understand where your ideas are headed.

  • Begin ideating instantly on an infinite canvas

    Our concept map maker lets you jump right into creating your concept map with an infinite canvas, perfect for jotting down ideas as you brainstorm. Get started quickly with a concept map template or insert a template into your canvas as your ideas get flowing. You and your collaborators can easily spread out to different areas of the board and come together to share ideas, so you can reap the benefits of individual creativity as well as group consensus. 

  • Enhance team collaboration and creativity

    Real-time collaboration is key to keeping up your creative momentum while you and your team map out different ideas in your concept map generator. Lucidspark updates in real time, letting you highlight ideas and respond to suggestions immediately with comments, @mentions, and even emoji reactions. Use the follow feature to follow the collaborator of your choice and view each of their updates as soon as they’re made, or call others to your section of the board for undivided attention. 

  • Map ideas and take action all in one canvas

    Add structure to any mapping session with help from our concept mapping software. Our Note Panel lets you and your team brainstorm together with additional space to map out your ideas and write out action items without creating a separate document. Keep all of your copy, meetings notes, bullet points, and to-do lists together in one convenient location for you or your team to reference. 

  • Take next steps with the apps you already use and love

    Lucidspark lets you take action on your ideas using the applications you already know and love. Easily import and export your visuals to and from Lucidchart to create polished diagrams, and then send them back to Lucidspark when you need to ideate a bit more. Share your concept map online in already established Slack channels, or start a new board directly within the app. Our Google Drive integration lets you access, edit, and share your boards using Google’s powerful and user-friendly interface. 

How to get started with our concept map creator

  1. Start with a central theme or idea

    Begin your concept map by dragging a single shape onto your board and labeling it with your central idea. Get started even quicker by dragging a concept map template onto your board.

  2. Identify key concepts

    Break up your central topic into 3-5 key concepts. Double-click to add additional shapes to your board, label them, and then connect them by dragging a line back to your central idea.

  3. Connect topics and subtopics

    Break each subtopic into specific ideas using additional shapes and connecting lines. Limit each idea to a word or phrase to keep your concept map succinct.

  4. Customize and format your visual

    Organize and reformat your concept map to create an easy-to-understand visual. Add colors and images to contextualize ideas and help you retain information.

  5. Invite others to collaborate on your concept map

    Share your concept map with others to get feedback and expand on ideas. You and your collaborators can work on the same canvas to share updates in real time, wherever you are.

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A demo of a sample Lucidspark brainstorming board is shown, with lots of active participation from the four participants across the entire board. Next, a rapid series of close ups demonstrating some Lucidspark features: Writing on a sticky note, drawing a circle around an idea, starting a 30-second timer, crossing an item off an agenda, adding emoji reactions to a sticky note, and sharing a board with collaborators in the share settings. The video then continues to demo features in line with the narrator's audio for the remainder of the video. The video ends with the Lucidspark logo and tagline Where ideas ignite.

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