In essence, building the maps involves three steps:
- breaking down the subject into meaningful ideas;
- figuring out the relationships between those ideas; and,
- expressing the ideas and relationships visually.
(Explorer and Hub views)
are raised, Positions (
suggested in response to these Issues
, and Supportive and Opposing Arguments
advanced for and against the Positions (
and each other).
Each building block has its own color to make it easier to see the types of ideas and relationships at a glance.
There's a wider set of building blocks beyond the three core ones, but the core set of Issues
, and Supportive
and Opposing Arguments
can be combined and recombined many times to build rich maps on any scale.