1. Distribute paper and marker pens to the group.
2. Ask the group to write the topic or question to be explored in the middle of their paper.
Tip: consider using the How might we... question format as a starting point to map from.
3. Give a time limit of 10 minutes for the group to write down anything that comes to mind on that subject.
4. Draw a line between any ideas that connect.
5. Mind Maps creates a basis for further exercises such as Crazy Eights