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Issue, argument and information mapping

While we’ve recently written about different types of mappings, there’s also a wide variety of subjects to make a map about. Today, we’re taking a look at issue, argument and information mapping: what are the differences, and what approach should you choose when unsure? Issue mapping Issue mapping revolves around, you guessed it, issues. These issues are treated as to-be-answered

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How to, maybe, getting killed by the CIA

“Those who live by conspiracy theories die by them”, is what The Independent wrote about neo conceptual artist Mark Lombardi’s death in 2000. In March of that year, the American famous for creating mappings documenting alleged frauds, took his own life in his Brooklyn apartment

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Real-time mind mapping during a seminar

You read that right: in this article, we’re sharing some guidelines on how to mind map during a seminar, presentation, talk or conference – in real time. Whatever the topic is, creating a map of the information shared will be of great help for you to remember it bett

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Issue, argument and information mapping

While we’ve recently written about different types of mapping, there’s also a wide variety of subjects to make a map about. Today, we’re taking a look at issue, argument and information mapping: what are the differences, and what approach should you choose when unsure?

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The strengths of written text

There’s many different ways to communicate your thoughts to an audience. Going with a different approach leads to a different outcome: each medium has its own strengths and weaknesses. “The medium is the message” after all, as famous communication researcher Marshall McLuhan would say. In this post, we discuss the strengths of the written word

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How we understand the world through (applied) ontology

What do ‘the science of being’, computer science and creating mappings have in common? At first sight, these three might seem hard to connect. However, the philosophical concept of ontology reaches far and wide. What is that, and how do we apply it to our lives

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Cognitive biases: getting your head out of the sand

We all have cognitive biases. Here at Kontextlab we might have a key to overcoming at least some of them. Got a gist? Let us put our finger on it. Just ponder for a second how the information spreading and new perspectives of mappings might turn things upside down.

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Structure your topics so your readers understand you

Like a building, when you’re working with a bunch of information, it needs adequate structuring. Yes – most of us think we’re perfectly able to get our point across when we put pen to paper. But do you really ever get to thinking about how you shape your information? In this blog post, we detail how to do just that: structuring your topics in order to make the most sense.

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Moving away from the standard: non-linear storytelling

Everyone knows it: The same story about that one neighbor that has a dispute with his other neighbor. It gets told totally differently by different people. Perspectives and time frames play an important role. People tend to narrate their point of view in a timeline of the events, because we learned to do so in school. But just like a detective has to collect all pieces of a puzzle to solve a case, the real events and their causes in such a dispute must be evaluated against each other. In a non-linear way – that is to say, without chronological order. Let’s dig into the non-linear concept in this blogpos

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The possibilities of visuals

Previously, we discussed just how powerful using visuals in your work is. But what is actually included in the term ‘visuals’? In this blog post, we discuss the range of possibiliti

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