Use visual brainstorming to develop and organize your ideas.
Like cluster/spider maps, hierarchical maps involve drawing a graphical representation of ideas. Unlike clustering, cluster/spider maps are chiefly concerned with analyzing relationships among ideas.
When Are Hierarchical Maps Useful?
Mapping is a useful organizing and revising tool when you want to see if you've made connections clear among ideas or if you've gone off on a tangent.
"Hierarchical Maps" was written by Joseph Moxley, University of South Florida