Over the years I have developed a vast array of bespoke shapes and features for customers' process maps. This is the first in a series of articles exploring the varied options developed; in this article I am focusing on the Level Indicator.
Level Indicators are shapes or fields embedded into the process map Node, that indicate the level of the process map that you are looking at. The benefit to the Library end user, is that when they use a search tool to find a process map, the Level Indicator will show them what level the process map is on, without them needing to drill up to the top level to find out. I've set out my view of the pros and cons of each, in the hope that this may be helpful for you when determining the Level Indicator that best meets your requirements.Level Indicators fall into four categories:
A series of shapes that change to highlight the level.
A single visual element on the Node that contains level information and more!
An area on the Node that contains a text description of the level.
A visual change to the Node to indicate the level on which the Node resides.
Are you interested in having a Level Indicator on your process maps or looking to improve the functionality of your Stencil and Template? If so, firstname.lastname@example.org would be happy to discuss this with you.