The differences between mind maps and conceptual maps are:
Mind map has a radial structure, while the concept map has a tree structure with many branches and clusters.
- Mind map focus on one concept, while concept map connects multiple concepts or ideas.
- Arrows of concept map are labelled for representing the connection type with ancestor node. Links of mind map are labelled to represent relationship with ancestor node.
- The process of creating a Mind Map is fast, spontaneous and reflects the vision of the designer about a particular topic. A concept map is an abstraction of a real problem, a tree branch and its creation requires thinking in detail to cover all actual cases, reflecting the reality and not of the designer who creates subjectivity.