On each Canvas you can use any of the following types of Element. There are no rules on how you can use these Elements on your Canvas - think of them as a set of building blocks which you can use to create your own personal perspective or view around the situation you are dealing with. 

Each Element has certain properties that you can edit, allowing you to bring more context to the Element itself that will help you, and others you share your canvas with, gain a growing understanding of your canvas as it evolves.

Person Element - to represent any individual person that you want to refer to on your Canvas. You can choose to represent yourself too.  You can add information such as the person’s contact details, address, job, social media accounts and notes.

Organization Element - to represent any group of individuals, such as a company, a volunteer group, a school, and so on. You can add information such as the organization’s contact details, a description, website, social media accounts and notes.

Place Element - to represent any location, such as a building, city, country, planet, and so on. You can add location information, a description, website and notes.

Concept Element - to represent anything from an abstract idea (e.g. flying to Mars) to something specific, like a physical object or a product. This is the most general of all the Element types and may be used when the thing you want to put on your Canvas does not fit into any of the other Element types.

Task Element - to represent any particular task that needs to be done, such as “purchase an airline ticket” or “talk to Bill”. You can add a description, website, a timeline with start and end dates and notes.

Resource Element - to represent sources of information such as websites, videos, articles, books, and so on. You can add a description, website and notes.

Tool Element - to represent a particular tool or device, such as a hammer, a piece of software, a computer, and so on. You can add a description and notes.