I am a closet amateur historian. Even if I, at least according to my friend who is an actual historian, lack the stamina that makes her keep researching exactly when someone built a certain set…
Last month my article for Testing Trapez Magazine was published. It's about using and making drawings to better explain and reach a common understanding with other as a tester in IT projects (But the article…
I've made a series of test stories from my favorite test runs. During this test run I cooperated with a company's designer to construct an optimal task flow in an app. In the end I drew a complete set of wireframes for the app that the developer used for the development process.
I've saved the most difficult post for last in this run of summer-holiday-posts. The user. There are so many ways to represent a user, so the way you draw him/her depends on your context, on what you want to achieve. Note: All the "meanings" or "moods" written under the figures are my own. You can perceive them in a different way. The perceived meaning of symbols are heavily influenced by environment and culture.
Servers are generally depicted as either a square computer hard disc as we know them from stationary computers, or large, square boxes with smaller square discs inserted (Which also looks a lot like a stationary computer). I wish there was some cool story behind their look, but there isn't. That's just how they look.
There are two well established icons or symbols that are used when we're talking wireless networks. There is a difference between the two. One is the transmitter of a wireless network, the other is a hot-spot of a wireless network.