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Chapter I of Structures in XMind: ZEN

Chapter I of Structures in XMind: ZEN

Imagine you are playing the SimCity, but you’ve got to build the city by using things below:

Central Topic - City Center Key thoughts - Main Roads Secondary Thoughts - Secondary Roads Images/Notes/Marks - Landmarks

So how are you going to arrange it? Make it convenient and reasonable for the citizens (your ideas) to live, while offering a guide map for visitors.

-----That’s what we are going to talk about, choose a suitable template to build the city, which is choosing the right structure for your mind map. Previously, we had a blog post on almost all structures in XMind 6. In the following guide, we will talk about balanced mind map, timeline, and org chart. You can check out our introduction on Matrix Table.


Balanced Mind Map

It is a common structure in mind maps, presenting ideas on each side of the central topic, providing a clear view of all the key thoughts of the topic.

It’s quite efficient for making a shopping list, pack-up list, trip planning list, etc. so that all the main points/category will not be missed.



Among chronological lists of events. The timeline is typically a horizontal/vertical long bar labeled with dates paralleling it.

It displays each and every time node of an event, or significant history tipping point. You can also use it for history class, or making a special anniversary book.


Org Chart

Scottish-American engineer Daniel McCallum is credited for creating the first organizational charts of American business. Org chart is a diagram that shows the structure of an organization and the relationships and relative ranks of its parts and position and jobs.

With a clear view of the structure, the Org Chart eliminates complicated relation connections, but present the organization with brief information.

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