Which diagramming symbols can I use?

The Slickplan team has integrated key symbols and connectors from the popular JJ Garett UX Library.

Diagramming symbols are located above the workspace. When you hover your mouse over a symbol, a symbol name will display.



Below is a short description of the Slickplan symbols:

  • Page: The page symbol is the core unit for UX flow diagramming, which represents a single page within a website. Pages usually connect to at least one other object and may connect to multiple objects.
  • File: The file symbol represents website objects that users may interact with but not navigate through.
  • User: A user symbol is helpful for indicating where a user will enter a diagrammed system. Including a user symbol indicates the system is human interactive rather than an automatic or computerized process.
  • Group: The group symbol is a rounded-corner rectangle that encloses a set of grouped objects. Groups are identified by text labels.
  • Concurrent Set: A concurrent set symbol can be used to represent multiple simultaneous interactions or occurrences.
  • Conditional Branch: Conditional branches represent points in the flow where multiple paths exist, but only one conditional branch can be offered to a user; conditional branch paths are mutually exclusive.
  • Conditional Selector: A conditional selector represents points in the flow where multiple paths exist, and multiple paths can be offered to a user; conditional selectors are not mutually exclusive.
  • Cluster: The cluster symbol, or circle, represents scenarios where a path leads to multiple paths based on whether criteria or conditions have been met.
  • Decision Point: Shown as a diamond, the decision point is a position in the user flow where the system determines where the user will proceed next.

In addition to diagramming symbols, you will also use connectors.

Below is a short description of the Slickplan diagram connectors:

  • Connector: Connectors are solid lines that define directionless relationships between objects in a flow diagram. Connectors may be labeled with custom text but should only be used in cases where they convey additional information about an action taking place.
  • Conditional Connector: Conditional connectors represent a scenario where a flow path may or may not be offered to a user based on whether criteria or conditions have been met.
  • Connector Arrows: Connector arrows define a specific direction within a flow diagram.
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