We thought of breaking up the usual string of UML diagram posts with a simple post on Flowcharting. If you have been a regular reader of our blog, you would have been privy to a great deal of information on flowcharts, like this one – Learn to unleash the power of flowcharts. While flowcharts are excellent when it comes to business, it would be prudent at some point to pay attention to some of the [...]
A few posts back, we illustrated a few tips on how text can be used visually for better clarity and readability. In this post, which uses a presentation done by Enrique Garcia Cota as a foundation, we turn our attention to diagramming shapes and how they can be utilized better. Just like in the last post, we’ve identified 5 tips that can help you draw diagrams more effectively. In order to make it more relevant and [...]
A few posts back, we spoke of how Lines should be used for better readability, aesthetic appeal and clarity. In this post, which borrows a few ideas from the excellent presentation done by Enrique Garcia Cota, we focus on on of the most understated elements used in diagramming – Text. When it comes to the use of text in diagrams, we’ve identified 5 general rules that you should stick to when drawing diagrams. To make it more relevant and easier [...]
Carrying on from our last post, i.e. Choosing Color to Improve your Diagrams, we thought we’d delve into another aspect of Diagramming, which is on how Lines should be used for better readability, aesthetic appeal and clarity. This post is inspired by an excellent presentation done by Enrique Garcia Cota, which forms the basic foundation for what you are about to read. While some of these tips may be common knowledge, the sad fact is that [...]
It is a well known axiom that color is one of the most important components of diagramming. Whatever diagram type you do use, the utilization of a color scheme can make it either excellent or mediocre. This post will offer you a few simple but potent ways in which you could use color to great effect. 1. Color can be Used as a Differentiator One of the main ways in which a color code can [...]
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