Slug: software-illustration Date: 2002-11-23 Title: Software Illustration layout: post

Graphic Design: <a –=”–” href=”<!–#enclosure filename=” linkonly=”true” pubmed.jpg”=”pubmed.jpg"” urlonly=”true”>"><img –=”–” linkonly=”true” pubmed_small.jpg”=”pubmed_small.jpg"” src=”<!–#enclosure filename=” urlonly=”true” />" width="300" height="201" align="right" border="0"></a>Graphical diagram illustrating application architecture to non-technical audience.

I was asked by Clark Venable, a member of Penn State's medical center to provide a technical illustration of a software system to be used in a publication for a non-technical audience. After discussing the system with him I worked up a simple layout in OmniGraffle, a diagramming tool from Omni Group. We went back and forth a few times as we worked out the details and Clark expounded on the system's functionality and I reworked the illustration. After completion, it was decided that the diagram would also be used in an upcoming PowerPoint presentation.