Organize knowledge

LinkNotions for beginners

Knowledge consists of:

  • a certain number of notions (concepts)
  • the links between these notions
  • each notion and each link has a content (explanations, images, documents, …)

Example 1: people and relationships between them

Notions: “Jane” and “Henry”

Link (Relationship): “is married to”

Content of “Jane”: born on may 11th, 1990, engineer, married, images,…

Content of Henry: born on january 25th, 1990, teacher, married, images, …

Content of the link (relationship): date of marriage; description of the relationship, …

Utility: you can easily create sociograms, organograms, genograms, familytrees, …

Example 2: influences in ecology

Notions : “Road traffic” and “CO2 emission”

Link: “influences”

Content of “Road traffic” : définition, images, articles, …

Content of “CO2 emissions” : définition, images, articles, …

Content of the link : explanation how road traffic influences CO2 emissions; images, articles, …

Utility : You can easily create diagrams showing the interconnections in different fields of knowledge: geography, medecine, économy, history, …

How to create your first interactive diagram?

To create a diagram, you must have a LinkNotions account and open a new workspace in the account.

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Once in your account, click create workspace.

In the diagram:

Create the notion “Jane”:

  • Put the cursor over an empty box until it becomes blue. Then double-click it.
  • Enter “Jane” in the open window.
  • Click “Create.”
  • Do the same with the notion “Henry”.

Create a type of relationship (“is married to”):

  • Click “Link Types” in the tool bar.
  • Click “Add …”
  • In the window write the name “is married to”, select a color and click “save”.

Create the relationship between Jane and Henry.

  • Place the cursor on Jane. The cursor changes to a hand.
  • Click the gray circle at the bottom of the square of Jane.
  • Click Henry.
  • A window opens: Choose the type of link “is married to” and click “Save”.

Give content to the notion Jane:

  • Double-click (or right-click) Jane. Click “Modify”.
  • The “Notion Properties” window opens.
  • Write your explanatory text, add photos, documents, …
  • Click “Save”.

Give content to the relationship:

To open a link, you have two ways:

  1. Double-click the line representing the link
  2. Double-click a notion (Jane) and place the cursor on “Outgoing Links” then click “married to Henry”.
  • The “Notion Properties” window opens.
  • Write your explanatory text, add photos, documents, …
  • Click “Save”.

For complete information on creating diagrams, please visit: “Info” in the menu, with the user manual: edit a diagram.

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Calculate with LinkNotions: calculate the value of a notion with values of other notions.
The concept map becomes a visual spreadsheet!

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We are currently offering our clients to support them in their first project. Send us by email your ideas and possibly your first test diagram. We will make free proposals for you to put them into practice with LinkNotions.

These services are free.