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Illustration Diagram

illustration diagram


Illustration Diagrams are graphics that display an image, or images, accompanied by either notes, labels or a legend, in order to:

Explain concepts or methods

Describe objects or places

Show how things work, move or change

Help provide additional insight into the subject displayed

Images used can come in the form of illustrations, rough sketches, wire-frames or photographs. Therefore, images can be either symbolic, pictorial or realistic. Sometimes enlargements and cross-sections are used for more in-depth analysis or displaying more detail.


How things work
Processes & Methods


illustration diagram



Tools to Generate Visualisation

Any image-making tool. Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW are popular options.

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Merchandise & other related dataviz products can be found at the store.

illustration diagram