Pictures speak louder than words. But how can you use diagrams to help you? This free course, Systems diagramming, looks at how diagrams can be used to represent information and ideas about complex situations. You will learn how to read, draw and present
diagrams to help illustrate how ideas or processes are connected.
Please note: This course contains a Flash activity which is no longer playable. It is being updated. This course can still be studied, but you may like to postpone your study for now if you would rather have the full experience.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
appreciate diagrams as a powerful aid to thinking and acting
distinguish between systems diagrams and diagrams helpful in systems work
demonstrate sufficient skills to 'read' and 'draw' a wide range of diagrams, following given conventions, that help improve an understanding of a situation
select diagrams suited to the needs of the situation being investigated and the purposes/preferences as the diagrammer.