April 06, 2007

Guidelines when applying color in diagrams

Without a doubt, the use of color dramatically impacts any diagram or presentation. You can use color to draw attention to particular aspects of a diagram, to distinguish differences between elements, or simply to increase the visual appeal. When misused, however, color can cause discomfort to the viewer and even create ambiguity. Discover some of the common mistakes modelers can make when applying color to diagrams, and learn a set of simple rules you can follow when presenting model information containing color.

This article on Using color effectively in system models discusses how to follow simple guidelines when applying color in diagrams.