Boxes and clouds – highlighting what’s important
Many people are used to underlining important points when reading texts or highlighting them with a marker pen. Of course, you can also use highlighters to mark individual branches when generating Mind Maps.
Another possibility with Mind Mapping is to include boxes and cloud symbols.
As Figure 3-4 shows, clouds can be deployed in several ways in Mind Mapping:
You can emphasise a branch that seems especially important to you.
By drawing in a cloud outline you can highlight a branch and all its sub-branches to give special emphasis to a whole thematic complex.
You can also box in a branch and all its sub-branches. The role of the cloud is no longer to highlight something particularly important but to separate the individual main themes of a Mind Map even more clearly from each other.