Mar 21 2012

Beautifully Made Process Diagrams

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Process Charting (also known as Process Mapping) is one of the oldest, simplest and most valuable techniques for streamlining work. It is used in nearly every level of production.

At the base of each product lays a properly designed production process that includes plenty of stages which help to channel efforts in the right direction and don`t get side-tracked from the main goal. So no matter what kind of service or product you provide, you more than likely will have some kind of process diagram you are working off of.

Breakdown of the Breakdown

Since every process consists of actual tasks that must be completed the diagram usually gets divided into the main steps. For example, basic steps for companies and freelancers that create websites are:

  • Concept/Idea;
  • Design;
  • Develop;
  • Test;
  • Launch.

Of course, there are a lot of intermediate stages such as researches, conclusion of a contract, creation of the main structure, discussions etc.

Nowadays, a great deal of websites dedicated to the business of the web have a special section with a graphical representation that visually depicts the sequence of steps in their process. Sometimes it’s only a simple chart or text which explains the stages of their work; other times it’s really a piece of art; where the user not only can get acquainted with the process, but can also be delighted and inspired by the beauty of the process diagrams.

Whatever form the process diagrams may take, they are definitely a must have. They’re required not only to improve productivity, but also to make your work more transparent and your company more trustful. It’s a kind of guarantee of control for the customer and, of course, an essential part of website design.

In this collection you will find some of the most inspiring and outstanding examples of process diagrams.

Sites That Get It Right

1. Deda – Web and Graphic Designer

deda - process steps section

2. Web Agency Pisa 

Web Agency Pisa - process steps section

3. 3 Sided Coin

3 Sided Coin - process steps section

4. Mark Jenner – Front-End Designer

Mark Jenner - process steps section

5. Mihael Miklosic – Web Designer

Mihael Miklosic - process steps section

6. Alan Horne  – Web/UI Designer and Front-End Developer

Alan Horne - process steps section

7. Paper Street Interactive

Paper Street Interactive - process steps section

8. Jean-Philippe Gams – French Designer and Developer
Jean Philippe Gams - process steps section

9. Ketch Studio

Ketch Studio - process steps section

10. Camstech – Digital Agency Dubai

Camstech - process steps section

11. Webzeit 

Webzeit - process steps section

12. Danny Giebe – Designer and Front-End Developer

Danny Gieby - process steps section

13. Jordesign – Designer

jordesign - process steps section

14. World of eStore

World of eStore - process steps section

15. Growcase

Growcase - process steps section

16. Submit Quickly

Submit Quickly - process steps section

17. Nadine Roba – Designer
Nadine Roba - process steps section

18. U Feed Me Back

U Feed Me Back - process steps section

19. Sebastianjt – Web Developer and UI Designer
Sebastianjt - process steps section

20. Tarful

Tarful - process steps section

21. Tugrul Altun – Designer and Developer
Tugrul Altun - process steps section

22. Raffaele Leone  - Italian Web Designer

Raffaely Leone - process steps section

23. Eric Barse – Web Consultant
Eric Barse - process steps section

24. Sandra Wilcox  - Graphic Designer

Sandra Wilcox - process steps section

25. KenGraphX 

KenGraphX - process steps section

26. John Jacob – Designer and Developer

John Jacob - process steps section

27. Rodolphe Celestin – French Web Designer

Rodolphe Celestin - process steps section

28. Reverend Danger

Reverend Danger - process steps section

29. Jan Ploch – Web and Graphic Designer

Jan Ploch - process steps section

30. Janko at Warp Speed

Janko at Warp Speed - process steps section

31. Ryan Coughlin – Web Designer and Developer

Ryan Coughlin - process steps section

32. Sendoushi

Sendoushi - process steps section

33. FortySeven  Media

Forty Seven Media - process steps section

34. Work by Simon

Work by Simon - process steps section

35. Rise Strategy

Rise Strategy - process steps section

36. Pointless Corp

Pointless Corp - process steps section

37. Tympanus

tympanus - process steps section

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About the Author

Nataly is an internet entrepreneur and an amateur web designer and developer from Sevastopol, Ukraine. She is running a blog for web designers and developers where you can find some inspirational and useful stuff. In her spare time she reads books, unveils the secrets of the world and plays volleyball.Visit her blog or follow her on twitter

Comments and Discussions
  • Pol, 21 March 2012

    ThanX for the post!

  • George Dina, 21 March 2012

    I like the approach from Jean-Philippe Gams.
    The collection is awesome.

  • Michele, 21 March 2012

    Thanks for mentioned my website. It ‘can be added as a title Michele D’Orazio – Web Agency Pisa.
    TK!!!

  • Abdelhadi Touil, 21 March 2012

    I like the idea to share Process Charting example for inspiration. Thanks for this nice collection.

  • Simon Carr, 21 March 2012

    Some really really nice examples in this article.

    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for listing my website in the article!

    -Simon

  • Djade, 22 March 2012

    thanks for sharing, they are inspiring, and congratulations for the creators

  • Nimsrules, 23 March 2012

    How colourful and vibrant has this page been converted into by these gorgeous designs. Very inspirational. Great share once again.

  • Charlie Jones, 11 April 2012

    I can really relate to Alan Horne’s process diagram..

  • Tarful, 24 April 2012

    Thanks for including us in the list!

  • Signavio, 04 May 2012

    Wow, some of the process diagrams are really great. People from the Business Process Management (BPM) community can also benefit from these examples.

    Thanks for sharing the examples!

  • David, 06 October 2012

    Awesome list – how many sites did you go through to put it together?? :) Love it!

    I think these are the most visual charts:
    #3
    #7 (my favorite)
    #9
    #29
    #37

  • Allan Perry, 11 December 2012

    Very nice images

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