August 22, 2006
Yup – that about right. In fact – all business managment should use cell shaded images to describe processes and activities. Now thats a string to Pixar’s bow I would love to see.
Seriously, much of the process in software is captured in either UML or ‘textual documentation’, both have verydifferent ontologies. Add the Visio aesthetic or even Omnigraffle and you begin to translate ideas for the better or worse.
Creative Director of Digitas, David Armano has been working on a bunch of diagrams to enagage the whole gammut of participants in a software development. Though they’re bright, cheerful and optimistic – software development at it’s best is about reflexity and recursiveness.
It’s all in the briefing and the planning.
In a networked world, development teams for both communication and programmers need a direction, not a destination.