“What’s the difference between these colored activities” asked my client. “Are they important?”
“I hope not” was my reply.
There was no key to tell the reader what the colors meant. (But that was OK, because the consultants said they would be happy to come back and explain it all – for only USD1500/day.)
And that’s a shame really, because the original authors clearly had a plan in mind when they chose the colors: they were genuinely trying to use those colors to convey information to the reader.
So what do we think about color in models? And for that matter, shapes?
If the purpose of model curation is to convey information, then anything which does that is obviously good. But is more of it better?
In this article, I’ll skip the ‘develop the need’ stage (you know it anyway) and go straight to some suggestions: