Easy Ways to Make Your Diagrams Look Amazing
To make diagrams stand out from the crowd, learn some simple tweaks.
Apply Color Theme
Colors add charm to your diagrams. But if used improperly, chances are it will make your diagram look cluttered and distracting. You may be struggling to find out what colors match well. Maybe you don't know the differences between flat colors and rainbow colors. No worries. Edraw has simplified this matter for you with some preset themes.
Follow the Standards
For some types of diagrams, there are specific standards. For technical diagram like UML diagrams, ER diagrams people usually follow standards. For example, the electrical drawings tend to use standard symbols. So does flowchart. So keep the standards in mind if you want to make amazing diagrams.
Layout Diagrams in the Suitable Way
The layout of a diagram will not only affect its appearance but also its readability and acceptability. First and foremost, ensure it is neat and organized. Then find out the most suitable way to make it look better. In Edraw, you can solve this problem easily especially for mind map and org chart. Re-layout can be done automatically.
Orgnizational Chart Layout
The purpose of designing diagrams is to simplified information conveyance and interpretation. If a diagram is complicated, legends or description should be added to aid viewers.
Think in the Shoes of Readers
If the diagrams are to be presented to others, then think in the shoes of those readers. Make it simple, readable and useful for them. To be more specific, make the diagram more understandable so that less time will be needed to interpret it. For example, use various colors to distinguish different departments in an organizational chart. Add numberings to a flowchart to make the sequence more obvious. Highlight the important slice in a pie chart by exploding it. There are many more simple things like this in most diagram types which can be used to guide users. Please share your tips with us.
Some Awesome Diagram Templates
The above diagrams are all created by EdrawMax - a desktop diagram tool for Mac and Windows. Click the pictures to download them for your own use. They are characterized by: