Concept Map Template

Generate new ideas and structure them to innovate quickly.

Looking to understand a new topic? Need to create a messaging flow for your website? Trying to understand the relationship between two complex ideas? No matter the use case, you need a Concept Map template to get you to your "aha" moment. It is a great tool for mapping out relationships between concepts—and it couldn't be simpler to use. Get started now with this free template or keep reading to learn more about concept mapping.

About the Concept Map template

What is a concept map?

A concept map is a graphic tool used to visualize ideas, images, words, or phrases, and then organize them in a hierarchical structure. The goal of the map is to draw connections and links to show how different concepts are related.

When to use a concept map

It's a tool that is often used by educators, designers, and engineers—but it can be used by anyone needing to brainstorm or structure information. To name a few examples, you can use concept maps when you’re trying to learn a new subject, teach a concept to someone, map out a user flow, or create a content messaging hierarchy for your website.

The advantages of using a concept map

There are many benefits to using concept maps. For one, many people are visual learners, and this is one way to teach them a concept quickly—and it's useful for improving memory recall. Concept maps can also aid you in clarifying your ideas before presenting them to important execs or cross-functional partners.

How to create a concept map

Creating a concept map is easy—there’s no right or wrong way. Typically how it works is, concepts are written in boxes or circles, then label arrows are used to connect them with related ideas or information in a downward-branching hierarchical structure.

Miro’s whiteboard tool is the perfect canvas to create and share your concept map. Here’s one way to use it when you're trying to learn a new topic:

Step 1: Get started by selecting this Concept Map template.

Step 2: Identify a topic you’d like to understand better and add it into a box or circle shape.

Step 3: From memory, try creating more shapes that contain concepts and information you know is related to that topic—note the areas you feel you know and the areas you need to review or dig deeper into.

Step 4: Go through your research to fill in any information gaps you may have missed. Focus on how concepts are related to each other and to the parent topic.

Step 5: Invite your team to collaborate, or simply share the finished product to help them learn what you know about the topic.

Easy to use

Easy to use

Save time by using our pre-made Concept Map template instead of creating your own from scratch. Get started by signing up for free to update it with your own information.

Built-in collaboration

Built-in collaboration

Invite your team members to collaborate on your new Concept Map. Miro enables you to engage co-located and remote teams on a virtual whiteboard, without constraints.

Seamless sharing

Seamless sharing

Need to share your Concept Map template with others? Miro has multiple exporting options, like saving to PDF.

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