inscript -> notes -> knowledge management -> concept mapping

concept mapping => visualizations of the relationships between ideas/concepts

also referred to as mind maps (I think any distinction is likely due to trademarks/IP) -> viz. they both visualize webs of concepts

concepts are defined as “perceived regularities or patterns in events or objects, or records of events or objects, designated by a label”1

often the language of graph theory becomes useful where:

"Nodes" are the dots to be connected
"Edges" or "arcs" are the connections between those dots

concept maps:

- connect concepts through "branches" without a singular "root" topic
- provide meaning and context for the links between concepts
- useful to brainstorm, hypothesize, and find solutions
- leverage human ability to visually process information (far quicker than text)
- in particular implementations, can promote collaboration (anecdotal, I reckon)

It may help to label edges using linking phrases or relying on propositional structure (i.e. using predicates or verbs to add information to links)

related:
zettelkasten -> a method which creates the underlying graph that concept maps illustrate
organising knowledge -> some basic problems of knowledge representation

references|further:

1)Miro Blog Post on Concept Maps⭧

2)Lucidchart Blog Post on Concept Maps⭧