Design Comics: Illustrating Software Design
Ever since google released a comic describing the design of the chrome browser, I’ve been fascinated by the idea using comics to communicate software design. There is something compelling about distilling down your concepts into a simple narrative. This is no easy task – here is my first attempt, an illustration describing how the concept of code history can change how programmers work: (see the pdf version here: [pdf])
Creating the comic did not take too long (1 day to sketch, 1 day to put together). Thankfully, I was able to find a lot of useful content from an open source design comic site (see templates)! Certainly, this comic is still a little rough, and a still a little cluttered, but not bad for my first one.
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