Designing Diagrams

A diagram is a visual method for showing relationships among such things as network elements, employees, and tasks (see Figure 12-1, for example).


FIGURE 12-1 Flowchart for an application.1

This chapter concentrates on designing:

• diagrams

• the software that lets users create diagrams

• and the software for showing diagrams

For information about particular types of diagrams, see Chapter 13.

When to Use Diagrams

Executives and managers use diagrams and charts to communicate difficult concepts. Engineers, technicians, and programmers use them to study problems.

The importance of diagrams is in how they let users ...

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