Visual Communication: Creating Engaging and Effective Technical Diagrams

by Amber Israelsen

In the world of software development, a lot of information is communicated visually, through diagrams. This course will teach you how to create effective and engaging diagrams.

What you'll learn

Have you ever struggled to create a technical diagram to share with your manager or team? Or have you been the recipient of a diagram that was convoluted, ugly and difficult to understand? If so, this course is for you. In this course, Visual Communication: Creating Engaging and Effective Technical Diagrams, you'll learn how to define the goal and overall design for your diagram. First, you'll be guided through common components of a diagram and basic visual design principles to make your diagram understandable and engaging. Next, you'll discover the benefits of testing your diagram to ensure it's legible and makes sense to your reader. Finally, you'll see heavy use of before-and-after examples to demonstrate what to do and what not to do. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a foundational understanding of visual communication and how to use it to make your own technical diagrams more effective and engaging.

About the author

Amber has been a software developer and technical trainer since the early 2000s. She holds certifications for AWS and a variety of Microsoft technologies. In recent years, she has focused on AWS, Azure, Dynamics 365, SharePoint and ASP.NET, teaching students around the world. She also works to bridge the gap between developers, designers and businesspeople with her expertise in visual communication, user experience and business/professional skills.

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