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Create your first Concept Map

This lesson will show you how to create your first concept map using

Go to the "My Maps" page

Click on "My Maps" in the navigation bar.

Create your new concept map

Click on one of the "create" links to create a new concept map.

Describe the "Order Processing" concept map

1. Give the map a name
2. Give the map a brief description
3. Ignore the "Propositions" field for now
4. Click the "Save" button

What can we say about a Customer?

A concept map is built up one proposition at a time. A fundamental idea in our Order Processing domain is that a customer places an order. In this case, the two concepts are "Customer" and "Order" and the connecting phrase (also known as a "predicate") is "places".

Add the proposition "Customer places Order" to your domain as follows:
1. Enter "Customer" in the first (subject) field
2. Enter "places" in the second field
3. Enter "Order" in the third field
4. Click "Assert"

The concept map will update to reflect this change.

What can we say about an Order?

Let's add a couple of propositions about the Order concept:
"Vendor fulfils Order"
"Order is composed of Line Item"

Your concept map should now look like the example above.

What can we say about an Invoice?

Invoices are another important concept in the Order Processing domain. Let's add some propositions about invoices like so:
"Vendor raises Invoice"
"Customer pays Invoice"

Your concept map should now look like the example above.


You have just created your first concept map using You now know about:

* the "My Maps" page
* creating a new concept map
* adding propositions to a concept map