Alteryx – The elements of design

Alteryx has a few key tools that allow you to make your workflows design visually appealing.

The primary objects are:

  • Comment boxes
  • Containers
  • Explorer box

You can also choose to have your workflow run vertically or horizontally This is personal preference in most scenarios I will tend to use horizontal. I have used vertical in some instances where I thought it would be better suited.

Elements of design

  • LINE – The linear marks made with a pen or brush or the edge created when two shapes meet.
  • SHAPE – A shape is a self contained defined area of geometric (squares and circles), or organic (free formed shapes or natural shapes). A positive shape automatically creates a negative shape.
  • DIRECTION – All lines have direction – Horizontal, Vertical or Oblique. Horizontal suggests calmness, stability and tranquillity. Vertical gives a feeling of balance, formality and alertness. Oblique suggests movement and action
  • SIZE – Size is simply the relationship of the area occupied by one shape to that of another.
  • TEXTURE – Texture is the surface quality of a shape – rough, smooth, soft hard glossy etc.
  • COLOUR – Colour is light reflected off objects. Color has three main characteristics: hue or its name (red, green, blue, etc.), value (how light or dark it is), and intensity (how bright or dull it is).

 

 

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