Popular Process Chart Designs
There are different types of process charts, and the one you use will depend on the type of process you are documenting. The most common types of process charts are known as flowcharts. Flowcharts are often used to document business processes or workflows.
How To Create a Process Chart
When creating a process chart, it is important to start by identifying the steps in the process. Once you have identified the steps, you can then determine the order in which they should be performed. Once you have the steps and the order, you can then start to create the process chart.
There are a few different ways to create a process chart. You can use a pen and paper, or you can use software such as a graphic editing software, such as Adobe Illustrator. If you use software, you will be able to create a more polished and professional-looking process chart.
Animated Process Charts
Process charts can also be animated, which can make them more engaging and easier to understand. Animated flowcharts are created by animating the arrows and shapes between the steps in the process. This can be done with software such as Adobe After Effects.
Animated flowcharts can be helpful in illustrating the sequence of steps in a process, especially when embedded to a website or presentation.
How To Design a Process Flow Chart
Designing a process flow chart is not as difficult as it may seem. The most important thing to keep in mind is the purpose of the chart, which is to document and illustrate the steps in a process. With that in mind, you can then start to design the chart.
When designing a process flow chart, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
Once you have designed the chart, you can then add labels and descriptions to each step. This will help people understand the chart and follow the process.
Process Chart Templates
Process chart templates are helpful in creating professional-looking process charts. There are a few different types of process chart templates, and the one you use will depend on the type of process you are documenting. The most common type of process chart template is the flowchart template. Flowchart templates often consist of basic shapes that can be created to fit your brand or style.
Incorporating Animated Icons
Adding in animated icons to your flow chart can go a long way. Icons are designed to help guide the user through a process, and adding animation to them helps bring life and personality to your charts. Quite often, the flow chart icons are made to fit inside a specific shape or bubble within the overall animation.
Process Chart Format
Depending on where you plan to play the animation, the best format is probably a video or GIF animation. One of the major considerations when deciding between the two is whether or not you have file size limitations.
If the GIF is going to be embedded into a PPT presentation or meant to be a quick animation, without too many steps, GIF should work fine and loop by itself.
Video on the other hand, allows for a bit more ‘creativity’ and effects. GIF format holds all the animation elements and code inside the GIF, almost like a memory USB stick. The more you fill it up with duration and effects the longer time to load it will take.
Process Flow Chart Examples
Feel free to browse the animated infographics and flowcharts page for some recent examples and to visualize what’s possible.