What Is Information Architecture
What is information architecture? Information architecture (IA) is a broad and abstract term. At the most general sense the information architecture describes the structure of a system, how the different pieces of information are related at the system and represents their relationships. The information architecture term was introduced by Richard Saul Wurman in 1975 and now is commonly used in the context of websites and intranets, information structures and computer systems.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Enterprise Architecture Diagrams Solution from the Management Area is the best software for design information architecture and drawing Enterprise Architecture Diagrams.
Example 1. What Is Information Architecture?
What Is Information Architecture? Don't miss the chance to use templates and samples included in the Enterprise Architecture Diagrams Solution to explain this term to the colleagues, students or interlocutors.
Example 2. Enterprise Architecture Diagrams Solution in ConceptDraw STORE
All templates and samples are available for viewing and editing from ConceptDraw STORE, and also can became the good start and source of inspiration for you.
Example 3. Enterprise Architecture Diagram Template
This Enterprise Architecture Diagram template was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Enterprise Architecture Diagrams Solution and is included to this solution. It is available from ConceptDraw STORE and can be used to quick and easy design the diagrams explaining what is information architecture.
All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw STORE. The Enterprise Architecture Diagrams Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM or later users.
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In software engineering, it is important to understand how the system would cooperate with external sources, like data sources. To give this information a visual representation, data flow diagrams (DFD) were used for years. The entire system is usually divided into smaller ones, and all of them process data flows in appropriate ways.
The visualizing business processes which engages the data transfer, is commonly preformed using DFDs (data flow diagrams). DFD is used to show the data flow processing and transformation. This DFD represents the electronic system of a customer purchase. It was created using Gane/Sarson notation. Data flow diagrams helps you to sort through and clarify transferring process making it available for analysis, and representation. ConceptDraw DFD solution introduces the vector library, containing the full set of icons from DFD notations.
Picture: Data Flow Diagram (DFD)
When you are a beginner in software development, you make a lot of mistakes. Developing logical models, or data flow diagrams is a way to see the the whole project and all the processes clearly. And some novices, unfortunately for them, miss modeling stage at the beginning of project life cycle, and get into troubles as the project grows.
This image represents the data flow diagram applying symbols of Yourdon and Coad notation. This DFD depicts the data flow inside an organization department deals with receivables. The icons of standard Yourdon and Coad notation provides possibility to draw professional looking and well- readable DFD for business documentation. This data flow diagram was designed with the help of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and its Data Flow Diagrams solution. The solution delivers three vector graphic libraries including elements of Yourdon and Coad and Gane-Sarson notations.
Picture: Data Flow Diagram Process
While creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams, you should use special objects to define different statements, so anyone aware of flowcharts can get your scheme right. There is a short and an extended list of basic flowchart symbols and their meaning. Basic flowchart symbols include terminator objects, rectangles for describing steps of a process, diamonds representing appearing conditions and questions and parallelograms to show incoming data.
This diagram gives a general review of the standard symbols that are used when creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams. The practice of using a set of standard flowchart symbols was admitted in order to make flowcharts and other process flow diagrams created by any person properly understandable by other people. The flowchart symbols depict different kinds of actions and phases in a process. The sequence of the actions, and the relationships between them are shown by special lines and arrows. There are a large number of flowchart symbols. Which of them can be used in the particular diagram depends on its type. For instance, some symbols used in data flow diagrams usually are not used in the process flowcharts. Business process system use exactly these flowchart symbols.
Picture: Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning
For documenting the Cloud Computing Architecture with a goal to facilitate the communication between stakeholders are successfully used the Cloud Computing Architecture diagrams. It is convenient and easy to draw various Cloud Computing Architecture diagrams in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software with help of tools of the Cloud Computing Diagrams Solution from the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: Cloud Computing Architecture Diagrams
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software. Supplied with Enterprise Architecture Diagrams Solution from the Management Area, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is ideal for construction the Business Architecture Diagrams.
Picture: Business Architecture
The Circular Arrows Diagrams are very popular in management and marketing. They are the useful way to visualize a sequence of steps, tasks, or events as a circular flow. But how design the Circular Arrows Diagram quick and easy? You will need a powerful software. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM charting and vector drawing software is exactly what you need. Extended with a multi-functional Business Diagrams solution from the Management Area, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is the best for drawing the Circular Arrows Diagrams.
Picture: Circular Arrows
A Process Flow Chart is a type of flowchart which is mostly used in industrial, chemical and process engineering for illustrating high-level processes, major plant processes and not shows minor details.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best way to create Process Flow Chart and other types of flowcharts.
Picture: Process Flow Chart