Drawing for IT Architects

Filip Van Laenen

Workshop (1.5 hours)Wednesday: 13:40 - 15:10Dræggen 4

Ever seen a drawing trying to explain the architecture of an IT system, and you couldn’t make any sense of it because it was drawn so badly? Do you feel that your drawings are OK, but could probably be improved substantially with a few tricks, yet you don’t really know what they would be?

I’ve made a lot of drawings over the years. I’m pretty sure not all of them were a success in terms of understandability. But at some point in time, I started reflecting on how my drawings look, and since then, I’m getting comments that apparently, my drawings look good.

In this session, I would like to share some of the reflections I make when I see somebody else’s drawing, show you some obviously bad drawings and discuss what’s wrong with them, and some of the tricks I use to create better drawings. The goal is that when you leave this session, you’ve practiced a bit on how you can make your drawings look better, so that your audience will understand them better.