Concept map maker
How to make a concept map with Lucidchart
Start with a topic
At the core of your concept map should be a singular issue you want the concept map to resolve. Drag a shape on to the canvas that will guide the hierarchical structure.
Identify key concepts
Make a list of all the key ideas that relate to your core concept and order them with the most general concepts first and the more specific concepts last. This list is called the “parking lot.”
Connect topics and subtopics
Connect the key concepts you’ve identified and continue to branch out. Show relationships using lines as you go, adding text to lines to help define each relationship.
Customize and format
Add colors and images to personalize your diagram and clearly show related concepts and ideas. Continually revise your concept map as you learn new information.
Present and share your work
Publish your concept map using Lucidchart’s easy sharing options. Share it directly within Lucidchart, print it, or download it as a PNG, JPEG, or PDF.