Free online tools for better thinking

As it says on the tin:

Ishikawa (fishbone) diagrams, six thinking hats, cynefin diagrams, etc.

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I have long hated this technique. It’s so dang reductive.

Neat site though, thanks!

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Lots of reviews of his book on Goodreads agree. Maybe it’s one of those things that is best done without saying it out loud.

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Never really thought of using diagrams. Some excellent ideas.

I usually just write my way to solutions. Works well when I do it.


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Sometimes reading to me is like pulling a string out of a hole in a wall, and somehow figuring out that there was actually a sweater being unraveled on the other side.
So diagrams work well for me. Writing can be helpful at times, and I’m getting more used to it. But it is nice to have two dimensions, rather than the linearity of text.


Perhaps related… the Farnham Street collection of mental models:


I’m sure you’re way ahead of me @JohnAtl, but I really like mind mapping tools.


I’m probably beside or behind you :slightly_smiling_face:

Use the best tools for the job. I keep changing them based on the needs. Sometimes I use mindmaps for presentation and it keeps the audience either hate it or love it. But it depends on the topic.