Diagram Types

This chapter contains examples of the types of diagrams often seen in software applications, both desktop and web.

• Cause-and-effect diagrams.

• Engineering and scientific diagrams.

• Flowcharts.

• Network diagrams.

• Organization charts.

• Software design diagrams.

• Time-and-activity charts.

• Treemaps.

This list lisn’t exhaustive, however. For more information about diagrams, see the books listed in Resources.

Cause-and-Effect Diagrams

Also known as Ishikawa, fishbone, or characteristic diagrams, cause-and-effect diagrams are good for documenting the factors that contribute to or lead to a certain effect (Figure 13-1). They are often used when looking for solutions to problems and can be helpful during online ...

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