For the first of our Member Stories, we spoke with Chance Brown, author of The Mindmap Blog, and a Learning & Development Specialist with SPX Corporation. Chance works on broad range of technology related learning projects and platforms including designing and developing SharePoint sites, managing online learning vendors, and producing WebEx Virtual Classroom meetings for the global enterprise.
In discussing how Biggerplate might be improved, Chance suggested regular Twitter updates in relation to new or interesting mindmap content on our site, and this is something we have begun to implement already on a regular basis. In addition, he feels there is a need to "emphasize that Biggerplate is about downloading and uploading mindmaps" and that we must "help people to understand that you contribute to the group and you get from the group. So, each user provides a benefit (upload a map) and gets a benefit (download someone else's map)". We couldn't agree more, and the challenge of encouraging more people to upload as well as download maps is something we are continually looking at here!
Chance is confident and optimistic that Biggerplate can continue to grow and serve as a great reference point for anyone with an interest in mindmapping, and believes that "there is truly a mindmapping revolution going on and Biggerplate helps you see it". We look forward to seeing more great content from Chance and The Mindmap Blog in the future, and thank him for taking the time to tell his story!