10Flowcharts and Site Maps



Flowcharting is an integral part of the interactive design process. It is done to communicate sequence, decision points, branching, and the flow of information in interactive multimedia. In traditional linear media there is no need to document the various paths a viewer can take through the program because there is only one path. In the Internet, CD-ROMs, and other interactive digital media, flowcharts not only show all possible paths a viewer may take, but also indicate the various activities that will take place along the way, such as video motion sequences, subroutines, games, tests, or transactions. The simplest on-line flowcharts are often called site maps.

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