Visual modelling with moh.io

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Moh.io is a very useful system for visual modelling which can combine Evernote into a graphical representation. It can help you draw links between related subjects.

I’m an Evernote fan and also of moh.io because the two combined make a powerful partnership.

Moh.io provides a way of getting insights into your Evernote database, model scenarios, to mind map, to use visual modelling. You can pull and push, move, tag, associate, group and arrange nodes, notes in a visual way.

Moh.io gives you a visual view of your Evernote database. It places notes on a spatial workspace and provides you with a sense of flexibility which frees the mind. It allows that liberty of thinking that is so necessary for mindmap-thinking.

Mindmapping with moh.io

Mohio is and isn’t a replacement for mindmap software. It is mindmap-like when using moh.io to add, clarify, de-duplicate, to condense an existing domain. In contrast, mindmapping starts with a clean sheet. The two techniques overlap because the thinking is similar. With moh.io you add children like you add branches. You link where you see commonality and relation.

When used with moh.io, a loop is set up where you create and modify your Evernote environment. The two complement each other, adding notes, adding nodes. As you clarify things, you are cleaning up your Evernote thoughts.

Using Evernote to gain an understanding

This process enables managers to learn about their business, to gain an understanding of the system in which they operate. Students or theorists can make models of systems.

Developers, designers, system modellers, lawmakers may use it to study social engineering, sociologists at human systems, society and complex systems. Formalise initial models in UML.

Use visual modelling to highlight relationships between individual objects, concepts, nodes. It can provide the need to get a stand-back holistic vision of the whole, the sum of the parts.

I hope to offer examples of systems analysed. I use the notation to set down objects in proximity intending to gaining new perspectives.

This is somewhat theoretical. We will not always handle real-life systems, and we may talk about how-we-would-like-them-to-be systems, designing for improvement.

This principle may apply to any domain, business, educational, social, political. We could, for instance, describe the racism-system as a study in understanding its causes. We could model the actors, the thoughts, beliefs and cures. The main aim, however, is to explain the tools and explore free-minded thinking.

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