Difference between revisions of "Spidergrams"

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[[Image:Spider map.jpg|thumb|113px| The outline of a spider map]]
 
[[Image:Spider map.jpg|thumb|113px| The outline of a spider map]]
  
Spidergrams, spidergraphs, spider diagrams and spider maps are all terms used to describe a mindmap-like hierarchical diagram.
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Spidergrams, spidergraphs, spider diagrams and spider maps are all terms used to describe a mindmap-like hierarchical diagram.  There is no authoritative definition of these terms, just common use from which a general description can be derived.
  
There is no authoritative definition of these terms, just common use from which a general description can be derived.
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They DO:
They do:
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:* Have a central topic,  
* Have a central topic,  
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:* organize information in a pure hierarchy,  
* organize information in a pure hierarchy,  
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:* have text on horizontal node lines,
* have text on horizontal node lines  
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:* typically employ long phrases, or sentences.
* typically employ long phrases, or sentences
 
  
They rarely:  
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They RARELY:  
* use color,  
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:* use color,  
* make much use of images,
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:* make much use of images,
* have one or two words nodes (unlike a Buzan mind map)
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:* have one or two words nodes (unlike a Buzan mind map)
  
 
==== Other uses of these terms ====
 
==== Other uses of these terms ====
  
 
"Spider diagram" has another (disputed) meaning in mathematics - see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_diagram| Wikipedia entry].  The term "spidergram" also has an alternative meaning in [http://instruct.uwo.ca/earth-sci/300b-001/spider.htm| geology].
 
"Spider diagram" has another (disputed) meaning in mathematics - see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_diagram| Wikipedia entry].  The term "spidergram" also has an alternative meaning in [http://instruct.uwo.ca/earth-sci/300b-001/spider.htm| geology].

Revision as of 04:09, 6 November 2008

The outline of a spider map

Spidergrams, spidergraphs, spider diagrams and spider maps are all terms used to describe a mindmap-like hierarchical diagram. There is no authoritative definition of these terms, just common use from which a general description can be derived.

They DO:

  • Have a central topic,
  • organize information in a pure hierarchy,
  • have text on horizontal node lines,
  • typically employ long phrases, or sentences.

They RARELY:

  • use color,
  • make much use of images,
  • have one or two words nodes (unlike a Buzan mind map)

Other uses of these terms[edit]

“Spider diagram” has another (disputed) meaning in mathematics – see the Wikipedia entry. The term “spidergram” also has an alternative meaning in geology.