To kick-start my thought process at the start of a project I’ll normally jot a few mind maps (or word maps). Sometimes I’ll use a thesaurus if there’s a word I want to pay particular attention to.
Late to the show, I stumbled upon Visual Thesaurus, a kind of interactive mind mapping tool.
“I got to brand The Visual Thesaurus, shape the user interface of the actual app, do the first version of their site, and work on all marketing material. It was my last big project before I left and went out on my own and also one of the most exciting projects I have ever worked on in my career.”
— TINA ROTH EISENBERG
(Quoted from an interview with Tina on The Great Discontent.)
Visual Thesaurus now contains more than 145,000 English words and more than 115,000 meanings. You can listen to British and American pronunciations, and there are beta versions in five European languages, too.
It’s subscription-based, or you can test it for free.
A brilliant reference and education tool for anyone interested in communication.