By Tate Duffy on September 18 2019 16:07:46
Even simple flowcharts make sense and can help break up the monotonous text. The last thing you want in any research or technical paper is to have too many paragraphs of solid text without enough whitespace, or graphics. Too much text without enough breaks, actually defeats the purpose of memory retention and comprehension by the reader.
There is a reason for this, as it has been found by psychologists, researchers, and neurologists that such graphics are much easier to remember when they are done this way. This means that the human reading the text book, manual, or technical paper will indeed remember the step-by-step process long after he has reviewed the material.
If you pick up any college business textbook and page through it quickly you will see lots of flowcharts, often in Color which use different shapes to signify each step of the process along the way. In fact, you will often notice that such illustrations and graphics artwork come in 3-D, along with the multiple colors.
When writing technical papers, manuals, e-books, or research papers we often try to explain procedures, processes, and the proper way to make decisions based on that data or the task at hand. In explaining these processes it makes sense to use flowcharts, something that is very popular with academia, and business management gurus.