Tonight I'm trying to figure out some workshop exercises to help thinkers get out of their ruts. Sometimes using visualization - forcing people into the creative side of their brain - results in the flow of new ideas.
So, using my past employer, The Nature Conservancy, as a model, I hand drew a "community" of people and organizations who care about preserving the ecosystem. It included cute little cartoonish hunters, hikers, teachers, etc.
I found bubbl.us, a free mapping tool. It's fun. The address is www.bubbl.us. Here's the map I made for my workshop. If I'd had more time tonight, I would have monkeyed with shapes and colors.
Very cool! Try it. It's free.