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The Diagrams Book by Kevin Duncan

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24  THE CENTRAL IDEA SATELLITE SYSTEM

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• The Central Idea Satellite System uses circles as representations of ideas or concepts, and links them together in a layout reminiscent of satellites orbiting around a central planet.

• The central idea or thought usually sits in the centre, and is represented by the largest circle on the diagram to denote its importance.

• Smaller satellites are then spun around it, normally a minimum of three and a suggested maximum of six.

• Thematically these satellite ideas should be related to the central thought.

• They could be variations on the theme, or different media through which it can be expressed, or different ...

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