How to Create an Interactive Mind Map with Expandable Nodes and Associated Icons (& content) in Lucidchart?

  • 10 July 2024
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Hello Lucid Community,

I am encountering a problem with creating an interactive mind map in Lucidchart.

Specifically, I need a smart mind map where nodes can be expanded or collapsed, and each node can have associated icons as well as additional information (such as external links, documents, video links with thumbnails, etc.). However, I am struggling to link these contents (icons) and supplementary information to the nodes so that they only appear when the node is expanded and move along with the node when it expand.

Does anyone have a solution for this?


Best answer by Leianne C 12 July 2024, 09:37

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Hi @Centre du Cancer, thank you for posting in the community! Would you mind sharing an example screenshot of what you are looking for? This will help us take a closer look and share any recommendations!

In the meantime, you may find a combination of layers and actions helpful for your use-case. You can add information to different hidden layers, and use the actions feature to create ‘buttons’ to toggle those layers on/off to reveal the additional information.

Hope this helps! Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.