I was just searching for systems that use arrowheads in a meaningful way, which made me remember that both UML and OPM put a lot of meaning into the choice of arrows/arrowheads.
I’m curious @daviding , what would be your advice for someone like me who hasn’t learned either UML or OPM. Which would be best to learn first? Would something like UML, just in terms of its fundamental arrow types (biased towards computer databases?), provide a more basic foundation on-which to better understand something like OPM? Or if OPM is where one is trying to get to, UML is just a distraction? I’d guess there isn’t really a great answer here, maybe something like “Choose the right tool for the job?” I came to these questions while using a new tool I really like for visual thinking called Miro, which gives the following arrowhead options, and I figured before I just made up my own convention for what the different options could be used for, I should figure out what some of the existing conventions suggest:
I’ve created lots of drawings in the realm of mechanical engineering, but this topic also got me thinking that archtecture must have a lot to share on this topic too. Do you have any advice on that @davidlhawk ? Useful skills/knowledge to learn? Though, does technicaly drawing fit into the realm of planning/strategy?