BowTie diagrams

Vibeke H. shared this question 16 months ago
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It seems to be that many of the maps try to "balance or even out" the "weight" of something to the right and left of a center piece. Is there a way any of the templates can be "managed" to create very simple BowTie diagrams? I do not need all the bells and whistles that traditional BowTie software comes with from a calculation point of view. Just creating figures that look like and communicate BowTie figures. Today I make them manually in PPT, but I would like to do it in here instead.

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start with the template Flow-chart. This template supports any way of topic positioning and even subtopics.

watch this video to get an idea of how you can change to subtopics in the Flow-Chart template.

I do a lot of specific visualization in my MindManager client project.

Happy Mapping



I think a radial map would be a better starting point for a bow tie diagram. The issue will be that from time to time, MindManager will try to balance the map by moving topics from the left to the right and vice versa, but this would corrupt the bow tie. You will need to keep an eye on it and move back any topics that get automatically repositioned. You could create a template specifically for bow tie diagrams with preferred topic shapes.

I think it would be possible to do some of the calculations using properties and formulas.