Some developers of mind mapping programs or “expert” consultants will tell you that if you do not follow arcane rules, typically never tested empirically, the world will collapse because your map is incorrect in that it is not a map. Actually almost all developers and consultants will tell you this. From where they sit, selling expensive software or being hired to run expensive software is what pays for the next BMW.
Ugly maps work just fine most of the time. You know what this map is about.
It doesn’t even really matter that I said “visual maps forces organization” instead of “visual maps force organization.” Not for this purpose.
It’s all about content and understanding that content and using that content to make real decisions. Artistic can be for formal publications or an unreasonable boss