Mind Maps allow you to connect ideas very easily. By starting with a strong central image, the connections to the image are very strong. But it also affords you maximum creativity, as Mind Maps are naturally a visual tool.
This article on learned creative behaviour in photography drew my attention, as I realized that Mind Maps automatically do idea connection via connected branches and sub-branches. I think that it could also improve photographic creativity by planning your shoots with Mind Maps. You could also use the idea connection properties of Mind Maps in any creative venture.
You therefore don’t have to be of the ‘naturally creative types’ to produce great creative work.
This is a very hard topic to explain, and I don’t know if this makes any sense to anyone but me, but I wanted to share it just in case. Creativity can be nothing more than a series of connections and the application of those connections to a photograph.