Click anywhere on the Miro board to add a node with a problem you’d like to solve, an idea you’d like to explore, or another concept for the mind map. All of your related ideas will extend from this core.
For every new idea you have, create a branch (a line connecting the ideas) with a child node. In Miro, click on the plus sign on either side of a node to add a child node. Each concept can have unlimited branches and sub-branches, so the ideas can continue to flow.
Colors can help you keep your ideas visually organized and easily understandable. You can choose a new color for a branch using Miro’s palette tool. To move nodes around, simply drag and drop.
Mind Map FAQs
Is Miro’s mind map free?
Yes, Miro’s mind map is 100% free and requires no credit card. After you sign up, you can invite collaborators to your board and start creating a mind map right away.
When should I use a mind map?
Mind maps are great for any time you need to organize ideas, thoughts, or concepts and see how they are interrelated. They are especially useful for brainstorming sessions, problem solving workshops, or note-taking.
Can I share my mind map with my team?
You can share your mind map with your team at any time by using the Share button at the top of your Miro board. You have the option to allow them to view, comment on, or edit your mind map. You can also download your mind map as a PDF, if you want an artifact to share in other channels.
How can I brainstorm with a mind map?
To brainstorm with a mind map, start with one central idea or problem in the middle of the page or board. Establish a few rules, so people know how the session is going to progress. There are a ton of different brainstorming techniques you can use to generate multiple new ideas quickly. As each new idea flows, simply add it to a new node on your virtual mind map.