Use of colour and decoration
Once your map is almost complete and you feel it represents your project, you may want to add some colour and make some other changes to the appearance of your map. This can make it more visually appealing and is a good way to make the map easier to read and understand.
For example, you can change the colour, shape and size of individual elements. You can change the font size of element labels and format them in bold or italics. You can also edit the appearance of your connections (dashed or solid line, arrows, colour, thickness).
This video shows how to use colour and other features to enhance your map.
Kumu also have created a help document about decorating elements and connections.
Tip: Don’t colour your elements or spend too much time on positioning or decorating elements until the contents of your map have ‘stabilised’ (are mostly all there). An element that appears to be one thing early on, may turn out to be something else later on. On the other hand, if you are quick and feel confident with Kumu, use of some colour can assist the mapping process.