Effective ways of displaying information
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2.2.1 A first diagram

For example, think about the inputs to the running of a commuter rail operation and the outputs from it. The diagram might look like the one in Figure 10.

Figure 10
Figure 10: Inputs to and outputs from a commuter rail operation

The advantage of portraying inputs and outputs in this way are as follows:

  • The portrayal will show the inputs and the outputs in a way that emphasises the flow of inputs into the operation and the subsequent flow of outputs from it. The use of the arrows will establish this sense of movement.

  • At the same time, the diagram will provide the benefits of the two matching lists, the inputs and the outputs. You will gain a sense of the transformation of the inputs into outputs.

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