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Easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more!

Easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more!


I.1 What is the title of the application? Who developed it? 

GLIFFY

Why the name Gliffy?

"It comes from the word glyph, a symbol or character that imparts information non-verbally. Gliffy is an online diagramming service that helps users communicate with a combination of shapes, text, and lines." 1

Who

Where

Misc


 
Chris Kohlhardt-CEO and Founder

-Attended San Francisco St.- studied computer science.

"Chris and Clint worked together from 1999-2001 at a small internet services company called Novo.  Then Chris convinced Clint to quit his job in 2005 and those two came together with 2 other founders (who are no longer with the company) to join forces in April of 2005 to begin work on Gliffy."


Clint Dickson-VP of Engineering and Founder 

-Attended Chico St.- studied mechanical engineering

Source:  Email from Chris Kohlhardt and Clint Dickson



I.2 What is the purpose of Gliffy

 Gliffy* *is a cloud-based commercial diagramming application based on Flash. It is a paid service but gives users the possibility to create a free account with a limited set of features. The Premium service doesn't have a fixed cost but a price per user, therefore becoming an interesting alternative for small and medium enterprises Gliffy can be used to create any kind of diagram, including flow charts, data flow diagrams, organizational charts or even Floor plans To create the diagrams, Gliffy provides an extensive shape library, which can be complemented by the user by importing its own images.

Who Says

Says What

Source : www.gliffy.com

Gliffy believes that communicating using visuals makes it easier for people to comprehend and remember.  Also, Gliffy makes it easy to create, share, and collaborate with the use of a wide variety of diagrams.  Some of the different diagrams include: floor plan, flow chart, BPMN, etc.  Users are believed to communicate more clearly, improve decision making skills, and work more effectively together as a whole. 2

Source: http://www.inspiration.com/Parents/Visual-Thinking-and-Learninghttp://www.inspiration.com/Parents/Visual-Thinking-and-Learning

Visual learning helps students clarify thoughts, organize and analyze information, integrate new knowledge, and think critically. Students see how ideas are connected and realize how information can be grouped together and organized. The use of diagrams allows students to display information in easily understood ways and reveal relationships and patterns.  According to research, students learn and remember more information if taught both visually and verbally.3

Source: https://www.gliffy.com/faqs.shtmlhttps://www.gliffy.com/faqs.shtml


You can create an endless variety of professional-looking diagrams, drawings, process flows, interfaces, and designs. It looks and feels like a desktop application, but it works through your web browser, so there is nothing to install or maintain 4

Simple 'About Gliffy' video!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgney0_productivity-sucks-gliffy_school

Summary

Gliffy is an application people can easily use to create, share, and collaborate with the use of a wide number of professional-looking diagrams.  It allows users to communicate more clearly using visual diagrams.  According to research, visual learning helps people learn and remember more information than verbal alone.  Visual learning helps people clarify thoughts, organize and analyze information, and think critically.  It also allows people to see how ideas are connected and how to organize and group together information.  Gliffy also allows users to make better decision-making skills and groups to work more effectively as a whole.



I.3 How Gliffy Works

How to get started:

First, go to www.gliffy.com. If you already have an account, log in by filling in your account information in the top right corner. If you need to create an account, click the Get Started Now button, and fill in your email address and password that you have chosen.

The Document Manager: This page will pop up after you have logged in and it has different properties for you to use.

Refer to the daily motion video (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgney0_productivity-sucks-gliffy_school) for creating new documents.  It's quite simple and surprisingly kind of fun messing around with all of the tools and gadgets!

 
(An image of the Document Manager)

Main Page:

Here you can create or edit your diagrams.

THE MENU BAR [TOP TOOL BAR]:

Button

Function

File

Here you can open, close or create a new document. You can also save, rename, export, and print your diagram.

Edit

Here you can undo, copy, paste, cut, delete, or group items.

Share

Here you can collaborate or publish your diagram to the internet.

Logout

Here you can logout of your current session.

Profile

Here you can update your profile by changing your password.

Account

Here you can change your account, manage your account, or add another user.

Help

Here you can check out different resources to help you with anything you may need. Resources include: links to the Gliffy user manual, Gliffy support team, shape shortcuts, and document shortcuts.

Print

Here you can print your document.

TOOL BAR BELOW THE MENU BAR:

Button

Function

Text Tool

This tool allows you to insert a text box to write in.

Ellipse Tool

This tool allows you to insert an oval shape.

Rectangle Tool

This tool allows you to insert a rectangle shape.

Connector Tool

This tool allows you to draw a line that makes a right angle so that you can connect things together.

Line Tool

This tool allows you to draw a straight or diagonal line.

Pointer Tool

This tool brings you back to the mouse control.

 

 

Send to Front

This tool allows you to place an object in front of another object; you can also do this with your text boxes.

Send to Back

This tool allows you to place an object behind another object; you can also do this with your text boxes.

 

 

Hand Tool

Using this tool, you can reorient your view of your file.  Just click, hold, and move your mouse in a direction.

Zoom In

This tool allows you to zoom in on your diagram, or make the objects larger.

Zoom Out

This tool allows you to zoom out of your diagram,  or make the objects smaller.

100%

This is a magnification tool that allows you to change the percent in which your page is magnified.  The higher number the more magnified and closer to objects it will be.

 

 

Save

This button allows you to save the progress you have made on your diagram.

THE LIBRARY [LEFT HAND TOOL BAR]: 

The New Look Library:

Button

Function

Library

Clicking on the individual tabs within the Library (below the Library tab) allows you to expand specific sections.

Floor Plan

Here, you can select structures such as doors, walls, etc., to furniture in certain rooms such as beds and armoires.

Flow Chart

This option allows you to compose a flowchart, using a wide variety of shapes, from circles, to stars.

BPMN

This option enables you to place even more shapes, but with a more abstract point.  There are such shapes like "Message Start" and "Multiple Endings."

UML

This optional allows you to choose between a General page layout or Swimlanes. There are multiple options within these two tabs to accommodate the look you are trying to achieve.

Entity-Relationship

This option enables the user to make connections from one object to another, and allows inserting of a mid-link description of what the relationship between the two objects is.

Network

This option allows you to use shapes and icons to emulate a network of electrical or internet means.  You can select such things as a thunderbolt, or laptops, and associated shapes.

Venn Diagram

This option allows you to choose between three different kinds of skins; radial, flat, or outline.

User Interface

This option allows you to place objects that emulate web pages, such as scroll bars, and other things, such as pie charts, maps, and miscellaneous objects.

Site Map

This option allows displays a basic layout with different shapes at the top right hand corner of the page such as a shopping cart, a word emblem, a excel emblem and many more.

Account Images

a) This option enables you to upload an image to Gliffy, for use in your presentation.
b) This option also enables you to search Gliffy for your image if you are to lose track of it.

Image Search

This option enables you to search the internet for images you may want to use in your Gliffy presentation.

Basic Shapes

This option allows you to choose and insert basic shapes into your design.

DOCUMENT PROPERTIES [RIGHT HAND TOOL BAR]:

Updated Property View:

A Dynamic Toolbar

  • Document Name displays what you have named the document.
  • Page Properties describe the page.  Width and length describes how many pixels long and wide your document is.  Using the color option enables you to give your grid a color.  The grid option creates a grid over the document for a more precise placement experience.  Page breaks places lines where the side of the page would be if you were to print it.
  • Export/Published Image Properties allows the user to decide if he/she would like borders shown or not.
  • Blog This Document enables you to publish your document to the internet in a public or private view.
    The Publish Drawing window that this option brings up enables you to select how to publish it, and enables you to click options to explain what you are doing, such as ""What is a public/private diagram?" and "Is this secure?".
  • Revision History displays the last few times the program was revised.  Clicking on a shape on the document opens up more options on the tool bar.



(Image of the Publish Diagram window)
| * Collaborate Diagram is an option that opens up the Add/Remove Collaborators window.
In the E-Mail Addresses section, you enter an email address, then press the + button to the right of the box.  This adds the email addresses to the collaborators box.  A - sign appears next to the added address, enabling you to remove a collaborator from the list.

  • Shape Properties (appears after clicking on a shape in your diagram): ** The top three horizontal buttons (underneath Shape Properties) allows you to change the color of the shape, the color of the border, and the thickness of the border respectively.** The H and W boxes indicate the amount of pixels the shape takes in terms of width and height.** The X and Y boxes act as coordinates to show where the shape is placed. ** The rotation indicator shows at what angle the shape is tipped.** The lock aspect ratio option enables you to change the size of the shape by making it larger or smaller without disturbing the height and width ratio with each other.** The lock shape option keeps you from accidentally changing the shapes size or color, or deleting it. ** The drop shadow options enables the user to choose between showing the shadow of the object of not.** The gradient fill option allows one to change color details on the shape.

Links to User Friendly Videos-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0UgI-FVIKo


II.1 How is it related to other applications?

Gliffy is an online tool for creating flowcharts, org charts, database schemas, diagrams, site layouts, etc. Gliffy comes very close to providing Microsoft Visio capabilities on the web. Gliffy runs in your web browser, there is no need to download any additional software to use it. By leveraging new web technologies, Gliffy brings you a familiar desktop application feel in a web browser. Features such as copy, paste and undo are all a part of this advanced web application. The diagram editor in your web browser Since Gliffy runs in your web browser, there is no need to download any additional software to use it. By leveraging new web technologies, Gliffy brings you a familiar desktop application feel in a web browser.  Gliffy is extremely user friendly and allows its users to create quality charts and diagrams without the hastle many other sites create.  All of the tools are very user friendly and useful.

People can share great looking drawings instantly. Gliffy has two ways to make document sharing simple. Collaboration enables others to see and edit your work by simply entering their email address. Publishing creates a read-only image of your diagram that you can easily embed in a wiki, blog, or other type of web software. Many users also prefer Gliffy over Visio due to its' easy drag and drop techniques to insert objects. 5

Here is the review about Gliffy from Lifehacker...Another great thing about Gliffy is that it keeps records of all your revisions, which makes collaboration a breeze - just add and remove collaborators who can access your document, and Gliffy takes care of the rest.

As with most web-based applications (so far), you may not want to move all of your projects online if you create diagrams a lot, but if you need to slap together a diagram every now and then but don't want to pay the Microsoft premium for Visio, Gliffy looks like a solid choice
As clearly noted by them it may not (or may) fully replace Visio but Gliffy can be really handy when you have to just deal with a small diagram and you are left with just a browser and an internet connection.  6

Unlike Visio, Gliffy is cost-free and being web-based, there is nothing to download. As such there is no need to backup your work as Gliffy maintains a copy of all your changes, and all files are stored securely on their servers. You can even collaborate on projects, adding collaborators by entering in email addresses. For Enterprise users, the Gliffy plug-in for Confluence provides drawing capabilities for the wiki Confluence. Gliffy is easy enough to use that anyone can spice up their presentations with great looking diagrams. Compared to Visio, Gliffy has been somewhat lop-sided on reviews. Most users fine Visio better for professional floor plans. In Visio, objects will align with walls and you can have specific dimensions and features. In Gliffy, it is hard to get objects aligned with walls and other things. 7

Sources: http://www.technobuzz.net/draw-and-share-diagrams-on-the-web-with-gliffy/http://www.technobuzz.net/draw-and-share-diagrams-on-the-web-with-gliffy/

            http://www.killerstartups.com/Web-App-Tools/gliffy-com-making-diagrams-in-a-jiffyhttp://www.killerstartups.com/Web-App-Tools/gliffy-com-making-diagrams-in-a-jiffy

            http://sudarmuthu.com/blog/2006/07/03/gliffy-web-based-visio.htmlhttp://sudarmuthu.com/blog/2006/07/03/gliffy-web-based-visio.html


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II.2 Unique Uses 

There are many unique and interesting ways of using Gliffy.  Parents can use Gliffy to form organizational charts to organize chores that need to be done by each kid.  It can be used by those in the Technology departments at major corporations to diagram the internet network at their office so that those not in the technology department may better understand how it works, and where the problem in the network might be.  Interior Designers can use Gliffy in order to easily show the floor plan they have laid out to contractors or to prospective clients.

Gliffy requires no software downloads and works across PC and Mac alike. Since Gliffy is web based, collaborating diagrams between multiple users is simple. Gliffy also stores multiple revisions of the same chart making tracking easier. You can also link your flowcharts Gliffy diagrams from your blog or wiki. Gliffy also has plans of introducing a Web API that will let developers access Gliffy from other applications.  This would be an advantage in that you then would not have to open Gliffy to use the many advantages of having Gliffy.

"Gliffy is good choice for Google if they like to add a flowcharting tool to Google Web Office that competes with Microsoft Visio." 8^ (^http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/03/gliffy-web-based-microsoft-visio.htmlhttp://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/03/gliffy-web-based-microsoft-visio.html)

Gliffy is free (during beta), offers online storage with collaboration and runs inside any web browser with Flash plug-in.  This is a major advantage as it makes Gliffy available to almost everyone.



Source: http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/03/gliffy-web-based-microsoft-visio.htmlhttp://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/03/gliffy-web-based-microsoft-visio.html

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III.How could the application be used within an educational/learning situations? Lesson plans for the following schools:

Gliffy can be used within the school system in many ways. In schools Gliffy could be a great useful tool when it comes to looking at the big picture or something, or breaking something down to show steps. Gliffy can be used to get children comfortable with different shapes. It can also be used for story problems, and showing different steps to solving the problem. Gliffy is a very diverse tool and can be used by any age. It can also be used by architects to create floor plans and models of house layouts. Teachers I believe would get major use out of this website. Instead of always showing problems and stories through sentences and numbers, Gliffy helps create a fun way to work through those problems and see a clear picture of the problem as well.

i. ELEMENTARY

Lesson Plans for Students

Grade Level:

Elementary 

Subject:

Gliffy

Prepared By:

Spencer White

 4

Teacher Guide

 

Student Guide

 

Overview & Purpose: To teach fourth graders organization skills.

Objectives

Students should be able to identify how to use Gliffy properly in order to be better acquainted with shapes and easy software usage.

 

Learn to use Gliffy in order to train yourself for more difficult program usage.

 

Materials Needed- Gliffy Account

Activity

Haves students create a diagram contrasting two animals.

 

 

 

 



Grade Level:

Elementary

Subject:

Gliffy

Prepared By:

Anthony Christian

 4

Teacher Guide

 

Student Guide

 

Overview & Purpose: To further knowledge of Gliffy.

Objectives

Using their previous project, they are to convey the assumption that they can further evolve their diagram.

 

Learn to use Gliffy more efficiently and learn more advanced.

 

Materials Needed- Gliffy Account

Activity

Have students take their previous diagram, and break it into multiple boxes, with links.

 

 

 

 


Grade Level:

Elementary

Subject:

Addition 

Prepared By:

Spencer White Brittanni Hood 

 

Teacher Guide

 

Student Guide

 

Overview & Purpose: To teach basic addition skills to a group of Kindergarteners

Objectives

Students should be able to add numbers 1-9 together correctly with 80% accuracy.

 

Use the shapes in order to help you understand the rules of addition.

 

Materials Needed- Gliffy Account

Activity

Have Students use the computer in order to use Gliffy to use shapes to learn how to use addition correctly.

 

 Using shapes, demonstrate addition problems using numbers up to nine.

 



Grade Level:

Elementary

Subject:

Fraction

Prepared
By:

Brittanni Hood

 

Teacher Guide

 

Student Guide

 

Overview & Purpose: To teach basic fraction skills to 3rd graders.

Objectives

Given a fraction pizza, students will be able
to correctly identify the numerical value of the
pieces and answer questions accordingly
100% of the time.

 

Use a pizza format to help you
understand fractions.

 

Materials Needed- Gliffy Account

Activity

Have Students use the computer in order to use Gliffy to create a fraction pizza.

 

Create a fraction pizza and use that pizza to help you answer questions.

 

 

Examples of Gliffy Used by Teachers to Make Lesson Plans 
 



 

ii.SECONDARY

Lesson Plans for Students


Grade Level:

Secondary

Subject:

Gliffy

Prepared By: Scott Wessel

 

Teacher Guide

 

Student Guide

 

Objectives

Students will use Gliffy to create a web of characters about the book that is being read in class.

 

To use Gliffy to create something useful.

 

Procedure:

 
Make sure the students are well organized and on task when using Gliffy to design the web.

  

 While reading a book in class, have the students create a web describing all of the characters.
Have the students log onto Gliffy.
Have the students use Gliffy to create a web for each character of the book, using any of the amazing shapes and colors Gliffy offers.
Have the students pick a shape to be the origin of the web and then pick several different shapes to be the web of the assignment and describe characteristics of each character.  (Ex. Personality traits, Things they have accomplished, Relationships with other characters, Occupation, etc)
Then have the students print off their web and share with the class.

 

Overview & Purpose

To give students an opportunity to use new technology to create something useful.

 

 Materials Needed- Computers, Internet Access, Printer, Gliffy Account

 



Objective:

While reading a book in class, have the students create a web describing all of the characters in the novel showing characteristics, such as appearance and personality traits.

Materials:

Book
Internet-Gliffy account

Procedure:

 

 

 

Step 1:

Log into Gliffy.

 

 

Step 2:

Create a web for each character of the book, using a variety of the amazing shapes and colors Gliffy offers.

 

 

Step 3:

Pick a shape to be the origin of the web and then pick several different shapes to be the web of the assignment and describe characteristics of each character.  (Ex. Personality traits, Appearance, Relationships with other characters, etc)

 

 

Step 4:

Print off the different webs and share with the class and teacher.

 

 

Examples of Gliffy Used by Teachers to Make Lesson Plans 

 


 

iii. POST SECONDARY

Lesson Plans for Students

| Objective: | Assign household chores to children using Gliffy flow chart. |

Materials:

Household chores
Internet-Gliffy Account

Procedure:

Step 1:  Log into Gliffy.

Step 2:  Make a flow chart assigning chores to your kids and the order you want them to be down in.

Step 3:  Use different colors for each child indicating which chores they are supposed to do.

Step 4:  At the top of the flowchart, put 'Chores to be done by:" and give the date in which they need to be done.

Step 5:  At the bottom of the chart, put something that will motivate the kids, like 'if you finish all of the chores, you will get your allowance.' On the other hand, if they don't, put something negative.

Step 6:  Read over the flow chart of assigned chores with your children. Make sure they understand the flow chart and what chores they are supposed to do.

Link to example image-http://www.gliffy.com/pubdoc/2992770/L.png

Objective:

As a soccer coach, have team brainstorm goals to accomplish throughout the season and make a flow chart in chronological order.

Materials:

Soccer Season Goals
Internet-Gliffy Account

Procedure:

Step 1:  Team captain log into Gliffy.

Step 2:  Brainstorm goals that you want to have throughout the season in chronological order.

Step 3:  Make a flow chart, starting from the goals at the beginning of the season to goals at the end of the season.

Step 4:  Design your flowchart showing school spirit by using your school's colors.

Step 5:  Put picture of a soccer ball somewhere on the flowchart or any other design you would like, relating to soccer.

Step 6:  Print and read the goals on the soccer season flowchart to your team and coach.

Link to example image-http://www.gliffy.com/pubdoc/2993293/L.png

Objective:

Make a flow chart using Gliffy showing goals to lose unwanted weight. Make three main branches: exercise plan, diet plan, and weight-loss goals.

Materials:

Unwanted extra pounds (weight)
Internet-Gliffy Account

Procedure:

Step 1:  Log into Gliffy.

Step 2:  Click on the flowchart button on the left side of the page.

Step 3:  Brainstorm ideas as to how you are going to lose weight, how much weight you want to lose, and your diet.

Step 4: * *Make 3 main branches to the flowchart; exercise plan, diet plan, weight-loss goals.

Step 5:  Under the exercise plan, make a flowchart of what you want to do each week starting with week 1; think about how many days a week you will exercise and what exercise you   will do for how long.

Step 6:  Make a flowchart for your diet plan. Put how many calories you want to intake the first weeks then decrease the amount of calories as the weeks go on. The lowest calorie intake is 1200.

Step 7: Under the weight-loss goals, put your starting weight in one and your end weight in another.

Step 8:  Also, put pictures of people of the same sex that are in awesome shape to motivate you to your weight-loss goal!

Step 9:  Save and print the flowchart and put it on your refrigerator.



Link to Example-http://www.gliffy.com/pubdoc/2993329/L.png

III.2 BUSINESS/INDUSTRY


Grade Level:

Business/Industry

Subject:

Gliffy

Prepared By:

Spencer White

 

Teacher Guide

 

Student Guide

 

Overview & Purpose: To teach those in the interior design field the benefits of using the Gliffy program.

Objectives

Students should be able to identify how to use Gliffy properly in order to better their businesses.

 

Learn to use Gliffy in order to give your prospective customers an easy to understand view of your ideas in their homes.

 

Materials Needed- Gliffy Account

Activity

Have Students use the computer in order to use Gliffy in their business

 

 

 

 


Computer Lab

 

Appliers:

Lab Assistants, Network Observers, Network Security

Environment:

Computer Lab, Computer

Motivation:

Monetary.

Orientation:

Appliers have prior computer network skills.  Familiarity with Gliffy.

Application:

1.  Appliers are to become familiar with the Gliffy software.

 

2.  Appliers are to recreate the buildings labs, and network connections throughout the building in Gliffy, using the network options.

 

3.  Once recreation is done, Network Security is to identify potential network problems, and solutions to them.

 

4.   Apply network problem solutions.  Receive monetary award.


Mansion

 

Appliers:

Carpenters, Masons, Foundationists

Environment:

Construction shall be done upon an empty lot.  Plans must first be done via Gliffy.

Motivation:

Monetary.

Orientation:

Appliers have prior building skills.  Need to become familiar with Gliffy.

Application:

1.  Appliers are to become familiar with the Gliffy software.

 

2.  They are to make a floor plan for a one floor home using Gliffy's floor plan options.

 

3.  Once floor plan has been approved, construction beings.

 

4.   Finish construction.  Receive monetary award.


Office Relationships

 

Appliers:

General office workers.

Environment:

Office.

Motivation:

Monetary.

Orientation:

Appliers have prior computer skills, knowledge of professional relationships between individual workers and departments.  Familiarity with Gliffy.

Application:

1.  Appliers are to become familiar with the Gliffy software.

 

2.  Appliers are to recreate the entire office building, including individuals, and General Departments.

 

3.  Once recreation is done, appliers are to use the Entity-Relationship option in Gliffy in order to identify all relationships within office.

 

4.   Turn in project to Department Manager.  Receive monetary award.


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IV. Demonstration of Educational Value

While there are no widely publicized uses of Gliffy, with it being a young software, there are examples for similar software.  One such is the Inspiration software, which is also a chart-making software.

Software Being Used

How It's Been Used

Inspiration

"The three Gold Star Inspired Visual Learning Award winners are illustrative of the creative ways that teacher around the world are using visual learning to help students of all ages and abilities to learn and build critical thinking skills.

Gold Star winner Jason Rushing teaches educators in his school - and throughout the state of Nebraska - how to use Kidspiration with their students to teach math, language arts and science, mapping back to state and district standards. His award will support attendance at the 2009 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in June in Washington, D.C., as well as to purchase digital cameras and even more Kidspiration 3 upgrade licenses for his school.

At the Cathedral School, Diocese of Raleigh, N.C., Gold Star winner and media specialist Kimberly Sederworked with teachers and students in grades 4-8 to use Inspiration and Kidspiration to plan and organize a Web celebrating the school's centennial. They created a timeline and learned about the events that had changed the world, the country, their state and their school during the past century. She will use the Inspired Visual Learning Award for a workshop at the school on integrating technology into the curriculum and to purchase more laptops for the school.

For high school biology teacher and Gold Star winner *Cheryl Teaters,*technology and visual learning are integral parts of daily science instruction. This school year, her students used Inspiration to complete an innovative cell analogy project, where they compared each individual organelle of a cell to another "organism" such as a shopping mall or a car. Teaters plans to use her award to spread the word about Inspiration and visual learning in her school with a professional development workshop, and to purchase digital cameras and other technology to support the school-wide use of visual learning." (Inspiration).

Mind Mapping

"I offer courses in creativity and productivity improvement, featuring the Herrmann Brain Dominance model and the VisiMap idea-generating model. These can be held onsite. The sessions are particularly useful for departments, teams or units that want to expand their repertoire of idea generating and problem solving skills. They also provide insights into good team membership and participation. The focus is on both personal and team growth and development." (Use)

This is through a site called Dynamic Thinking.


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V. How Gliffy is used Internationally

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*

How is this application used in China? Are there unique features of the application that may be more relevant to those outside of the US?

Generally speaking, Gliffy can only make three flow charts for free; so many people will choose the application, flowchart, but not Gliffy.  The Gliffy in China is in a period of introduction, which is simple, for instance:

"Gliffy is a suite of online applications designed to replace expensive and difficult to maintain desktop software. Since Gliffy applications work in any web browser, sharing your work is made simple."

Its interface is very friendly and supports Chinese and drawing. The Gliffy application supplies many kinds of applications and can satisfy the needs of clients. It is easy to operate and use. Gliffy also supports collaborative editing, allowing you to invite your good friends to edit your flow chart together by email.

Gliffy supports transfer by the web and blog,  ......

http://www.20ju.com/content/V1226.htmhttp://www.20ju.com/content/V1226.htm !China.jpg|align=center,width=558,height=450!"Here I want to introduce something about the "Gliffy" software in China, in order to make a communication between us.

Generally speaking, there is no professional website about Gliffy in China. It's mainly mentioned in the following ways: in one's blog (http://blog.sina.com.cn/pulipulipuhttp://blog.sina.com.cn/pulipulipu); among the introduction of Web 2.0 and on some kind of knowledge website (http://www.enorth.com.cn/http://www.enorth.com.cn).

Take the first way in example, the man noted: "Gliffy is the use of Flash technology to build an online flow chart of the production tool, it has been online for a long time, I have done it to introduce appropriately. Recently, Gliffy has been updated to version 1.3 version number. In addition to adding a new version of Confluence plug-ins, there are document management, graphics and other elements in a series of new features, and have done a lot of performance improvements and the restoration of a number of Bug."

Then Gliffy is messaged as one kind of tools of Web 2.0. In this kind of website, it noted that Gliffy is composed of a series of online applications designed to replace the expensive and difficult to use client software. It can use any browser above. Gliffy, the first version of the document is mainly on the creation, so far in support of the following types of documents: chart, workflow document, data class diagrams, Network Diagram, database design mode, web layout graphics.

The two mentioned above is mainly a "message" about Gliffy, which means it's not very detailed. Finally, I want to show you a website which is a good example about the introduction of Gliffy.

Enter Gliffy>> http://www.gliffy.com/http://www.gliffy.com/

Gliffy graphics can be easily carried out the operation. Gliffy to provide users with various types of graphics-rich graphics, drawing users to drag and drop graphics directly in accordance with the needs of goods to Taiwan will be able to operate [see figure].

In addition to the above-rich graphics bring their own things, Gliffy also provides custom graphic upload feature (free of charge to allow users to upload files 2000k, good enough for us), as well as on Yahoo! Image search function, users can directly upload their own pictures drag or Yahoo search platform to the picture [see the figure below, we Chada the picture is the picture out of the search keywords, hidden My Images Upload graphics for themselves], which greatly increases the flexibility of drawing graphics.

In addition, after the completion of a mapping, the user can save their own graphics, free users can save 5 works, but also through the right-hand column of the "Blog this diagram" button to work release to your blog - this feature is Stick!

Today, this online tool introduced Gliffy does not apply to all my friends, because they are not all my friends are involved in the industry, even if the industry does not necessarily use this tool. But from other point of view, perhaps you can use it."

-Wang Gang, Zhu Liming, Fu Lijia

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LESSON PLANS:

lesson plan on gliffy.pdf-Morgan Eifert

lesson plan on gliffy.docx-Morgan Eifert

Example Lesson Pan.docx-Danielle Greene

Example Lesson Plan.pdf-Danielle Greene

Gliffy Plan.docx - William Grayson

Gliffy Plan.pdf - William Grayson



VI. References

  1. http://www.gliffy.com/about.shtmlhttp://www.gliffy.com/about.shtml


     
  2. www.gliffy.com


     
  3. http://www.inspiration.com/Parents/Visual-Thinking-and-Learninghttp://www.inspiration.com/Parents/Visual-Thinking-and-Learning


     
  4. https://www.gliffy.com/faqs.shtmlhttps://www.gliffy.com/faqs.shtml


     
  5. http://www.technobuzz.net/draw-and-share-diagrams-on-the-web-with-gliffy/http://www.technobuzz.net/draw-and-share-diagrams-on-the-web-with-gliffy/


     
  6. http://www.killerstartups.com/Web-App-Tools/gliffy-com-making-diagrams-in-a-jiffyhttp://www.killerstartups.com/Web-App-Tools/gliffy-com-making-diagrams-in-a-jiffy


     
  7. http://sudarmuthu.com/blog/2006/07/03/gliffy-web-based-visio.htmlhttp://sudarmuthu.com/blog/2006/07/03/gliffy-web-based-visio.html


     
  8. http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/03/gliffy-web-based-microsoft-visio.htmlhttp://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/03/gliffy-web-based-microsoft-visio.html


     

Wolf, L. March 31, 2009. Inspiration Software Honors 15 Educators From Around the World with Inspired Visual Learning Awards. Retrieved April 11, 2009, from                                                      http://www.inspiration.com/node/1512http://www.inspiration.com/node/1512.

Author Unknown. April 5, 2009. Use Training in Mind Mapping, VisiMap, HBDI, and creativity to improve, motivate and energize your team. Retrieved April 12, 2009       from                    http://www.dynamicthinking.com/training_facilitation.htmhttp://www.dynamicthinking.com/training_facilitation.htm .

 Author Unknown.  March 23, 2006.  Gliffy: Web-based Microsoft Visio- Google Interested? Retrieved Arpil 12, 2009 from http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/03/gliffy-web-based-microsoft-visio.htmlhttp://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/03/gliffy-web-based-microsoft-visio.html.

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Page Editors

Anthony Christian

Wang Gang

Faith Foxworthy

Fu Lijia

Spencer White

Zhu Liming

Anthony Wessel

Ethan Foxworthy

Emily Bammer

William Grayson

Morgan Eifert

Danielle Greene

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Downloads

 
First Shapes Plan

Shapes Plan (Word)

Shapes Plan (PDF)

Second Shape Plan

Shape Plan Two (Word)

Shape Plan Two (PDF)

The Odyssey Plan

Odyssey (Word)

Odyssey (PDF)

Counting Plan

Counting (Word)

Counting (PDF)

Coordination Plan

Coordination (Word)

Coordination (PDF)

Text Plans

Primary1           2         3

Word                 Word    Word

PDF                   PDF      PDF

Secondary1    2

Word                 Word

PDF                  PDF

Post Secondary1       2        3

Word                             Word   Word

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Business1            2      3           4

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PDF                         PDF  PDF     PDF

Brochure

Brochure

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Springnote Evaluations for Gliffy (37 for 40)

34 Comments

  1. Unknown User (awessel)

    hey

    i am scott.  lets get an A so we do not have to take the final.  i really do not want to present, i am not good talking in front of people.  going to daytona beach for spring break

  2. Unknown User (whitesj)

    Let's get a 70/70 and I'll be in West Laf for spring break

  3. Unknown User (ebammer)

    I'm GOING to get a superior on project 2! (smile) Im going to Cali and Vegas for spring break!

  4. Unknown User (efoxwort)

    Hey guys, I am Ethan. Lets definately get a great score on this Project. Taking a final on Saturday is not what I or you want to be doing. I'm just going home and relaxing over break. Nothing too special.

  5. Unknown User (christia)

    I agree with Scott.  Finals=bad.  I'll try and lead well, and feedback is always welcome.  Let's work hard, and do well.  I plan on being in a stupor down in Panama.  Have fun with whatever you guys do!

  6. Unknown User (ffoxwort)

    Hi everyone! I am looking forward to learning about Gliffy and I want to get at least a 66/70 on this project so that we don't have to take the final! Saturday, ugh..

     For Spring Break I am just relaxing at home!

  7. Unknown User (christia)

    I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but you guys really gotta sign up for Gliffy!

    www.gliffy.com

    1. Hi Anthony,

      One suggestion for you. You can start to create your team's draft wiki chapter based on the ten questions offered by Dr. Newby in Project TWO assessment guide. Check out group 29 or 30 for examples. This can save your team much time to serach for research direction.

      Don't forget to contact your IPs and inform your team members about the 4 bonus points. Find a good way to have everyone communicate intensively offline and online. You may use the confluene or other tools you guys feel more comfortable wtih.

      Good Luck!

      Shih-Ping (smile)

  8. Unknown User (awessel)

    Pawel Brodzinski is the host of Software Project Manager which is a blog about software development lifecylces.  Pawel says in the article that he was looking for an alternative to Visio and was turned to Gliffy and likes that way that Gliffy is starting out.  Two things that Pawel thinks is special about Gliffy is the price and the collabortation ability.  The price is awesome because it is free and everyone loves free stuff.  Collaboration is where anyone who has a login to Gliffy can use any one else's work just as long as they have set the function to do so.  That is the way I took what Pawel was saying.  

    Here is the link to article:  http://blog.brodzinski.com/2007/03/gliffy-review.html


    1. Unknown User (awessel)

      Raffe Needlemen wrote an article called "Gliffy, the online visio killer" and he says what a lot of reviewers have been saying.  That you can not beat the price of Gliffy but it is not quite up to the technological standards of visio.  Needlemen says that Gliffy is good for "creating simple flowcharts, network diagrams, or user interface mockups."  In the future Gliffy could put an end to Visio but it still needs some work.

      Here is the link to the article:  http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-6088621-7.html

      1. Unknown User (awessel)

        John Brandon wrote an article called "Goodbye 'bloatware' --hello web apps" and discusses Glffy for a paragraph.  Once again, like in the other articles I have read the author talks about the collaboration feature and how effective it is.  Obviously it is very effective in the real world as Mr. Brandon had a quote from a business man who uses Gliffy and he talked about how much he liked the collaboration tool on Gliffy. 

        Here is the link to the article:  http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/186815/goodbye_bloatware_--_hello_web_apps

  9. hi,everyone,i'm wanggang from Beijing Normal University.I'm so sorry to do nothing these days for our team40 and Gliffy.But i will understand this project quickly and try to do some things for the team.I'm organizing other two students to communite with you .

    I look at what you said above,but i can't understand the " 70/70 "or "66/70 ".What's the meaning.can you tell me?

    1. Unknown User (christia)

      For us, the project is worth 70 points.  To get an A plus, you have to get 70.  However, in order to escape taking the final, you have to get a 66 or higher.  We are aiming for a 66, but a 70 is preferable.

      1. Now I know it,thank you for your explaination.

        What I'm wondering is should I add the situation of the development of Gliffy in China or some other things to our web.

        Can you tell me?

        1. Unknown User (ebammer)

          Hey Wang Gang!

          My name's Emily. Nice to meet you! (smile)

    2. Unknown User (awessel)

      Hey Wanggang

      im scott. good to meet you. look forward to working with you

  10. Unknown User (christia)

    From Solution Watch.com

    http://www.solutionwatch.com/329/gliffy-draw-and-share-diagrams-online/

    "Everything is entirely web-based and built using Flash so you can access and create diagrams anytime, anywhere."

    As stated in the article, Gliffy is entirely web based.  Diagrams aren't saved to a computer, but rather to Gliffy's servers, which is a unique feature.

    From DaveDevelopment.com

    http://www.davedevelopment.co.uk/2008/08/11/review-gliffycom/

    "File formats aside, gliffy provides shared storage for your diagrams, allowing colleagues to work on diagrams created by you. It also stores a revision history for you."

    With Gliffy, you can order types of deals in order to share documents and the specific programs with other people.  gliffy is all about the collaboration.

    From dezinerfolio.com

    http://www.dezinerfolio.com/2007/03/01/gliffy-short-review

    "Publish to internet - creates a read-only image of your diagram that you can easily embed in a wiki, blog, or other type of web software."

    Using Gliffy, we could make our own diagrams, and embed them into this wiki."

  11. Unknown User (efoxwort)

    http://reviews.swebee.com/gliffy/create-share-and-collaborate-diagrams-visually/2008-02-25_42-1.html

    Gliffy is a great tool that makes it easy to create, share, and collaborate on a wide range of diagrams. Gliffy is an online diagramming service that helps users communicate with a combination of shapes, text, and lines.
    You will need to register to begin drawing. Once your account is established you will be asked to enter a document name. The next screen is the design space you can work with. Gliffy rely on Flash plugin which must installed in your browser.
    Gliffy comes with the nice interface with true drag and drop features — just like any other locally installed applications. You can select shapes, edit text on the fly, change colors, change size and so on. The auto-line connector tools works nice when connecting objects within Gliffy workspace.
    There are more than 100 objects (symbols) available in the library of shapes including networking, UML, user interface, process flow, entity-relationship, floor plans, and basic shapes. You just drag and drop from this library.
    You can import a picture of your diagram into another document in a desktop or online application. Diagrams can be stored online and can also be exported in JPEG, SVG, and PNG formats.

    Share and Collaborate

    By specifying e-mail addresses, a user can add collaborators to their diagram. Collaboration enables others to see and edit your work by simply entering their email address.
    You can also publish your diagrams as images or URL and embedded your diagrams as dynamic content within your blog or website.

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    http://stingyscholar.blogspot.com/2006/06/easy-online-powerpoint.html

    Microsoft Office includes some great programs, but it's often really hard to do simple things (for example, MS Word styles). In this respect, Powerpoint is probably one of the worst culprits. Putting aside aesthetic complaints, a casual user can find it pretty tough to create some simple slides or graphics.
    Gliffy is a solution to Powerpoint woes. Another AJAX, web-based program with the feel of desktop software, Gliffy contains a simple drag-and-drop interface. The site contains lot of shapes and frequently needed images for designing an apartment floorplan or a computer network. It's very easy to alter sizes, shapes, and colors. Afterwards, you can even publish the image on another site (sounds perfect for Craigslist).

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    http://www.blog.joelx.com/gliffy/1014/

    Some time ago, I came across a wonderful new little web application named Gliffy. Gliffy is a free tool much like Microsoft Visio, but far easier to use and understand. Gliffy enables you to quickly create floor plans, flow charts, organizational flow charts or any other kind of visual diagram aid you might need.

    I have used Gliffy to create several pretty diagrams for work and have been able to impress my superiors without having to spend hours slaving over Photoshop or Visio. The tool isn't perfect yet and I don't think it would work for the highest end marketing materials, but it makes for a great way to make simple diagrams and charts. I especially recommend it for business students who are putting together class reports- it will blow away your professors.

  12. Unknown User (ffoxwort)

    http://forums.techarena.in/reviews/973897.htm

    *One of the most powerful tools people use everyday is Microsoft Visio to make blueprints, drawings, flowcharts, network diagrams, etc. Could this application be the online web 2.0 application to replace Visio or similar application? Now there might be a solution on the web called Gliffy.*Gliffy is a free web-based diagram editor. It is being touted as the online visio killer. The client application is built using OpenLaszlo.
    Gliffy is a great tool that makes it easy to create, share, and collaborate on a wide range of diagrams. Gliffy is an online diagramming service that helps users communicate with a combination of shapes, text, and lines.
    You will need to register to begin drawing. Once your account is established you will be asked to enter a document name. The next screen is the design space you can work with. Gliffy rely on Flash plugin which must installed in your browser.
    Gliffy comes with the nice interface with true drag and drop features — just like any other locally installed applications. You can select shapes, edit text on the fly, change colors, change size and so on. The auto-line connector tools works nice when connecting objects within Gliffy workspace.
    There are more than 100 objects (symbols) available in the library of shapes including networking, UML, user interface, process flow, entity-relationship, floor plans, and basic shapes. You just drag and drop from this library.
    You can import a picture of your diagram into another document in a desktop or online application. Diagrams can be stored online and can also be exported in JPEG, SVG, and PNG formats.
    The following types of diagrams are supported:

    1. Flow Chart
    2. UML Diagrams (I tried to write a sequence diagram; was kind of painful ! )
    3. User Interface Diagrams
    4. Floorplan
    5. Basic Shapes

    http://www.computerbuyer.co.uk/labs/98301/gliffy.html

    Fast, flexible and easy to use, Giffy lets colleagues collaborate on diagrams.

    Gliffy is a diagram editor, with an emphasis on flowcharts, network diagrams and floor plans. Colleagues can collaborate on diagrams by sending them an email invite and finished diagrams can be exported in three file formats.
    By Simon Handby


    http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/biztools/article.php/3810981

    By Andrew Lock
    March 18, 2009
    Gliffy is an online version of Microsoft Visio.  If you're not familiar with Visio, it's a visual tool that allows you to "drag and drop" shapes onto a planning document to create workflow diagrams, project plans, flow charts, mindmaps etc., in all kinds of industries.

    I used to use Visio as a planning tool for new projects, but Gliffy does essentially the same thing. It's online (which means there's no software to download and install), and it's either free for the basic version (supported by unobtrusive ads), or just $30 year for the premium version, which includes e-mail support and premium functionality.

    What makes Gliffy even better than Visio is the capability to share and collaborate on documents with others, because it's online.

  13. Unknown User (ebammer)



    2.05.2007

    Gliffy: diagrams for the rest of us you Gliffy is a visio-like app that lets you create and share diagrammish things for free over the Web. This is cool because a lot of people don't have visio or omnigraffle, and occasionally you might need to collaborate with those people. I guess.

    The basic functionality and UI is pretty similar to visio, including stencils. You wouldn't want to use it for documenting an entire project (a set of wireframes, for example), but it might work in a "very agile" environment, or for a quick brainstorm. For one thing, you can't create a file consisting of multiple pages. There's also no export to XML, which means I can't use my files in omnigraffle, although I can save as SVG and manipulate my file in Visio after people have collaborated all over it.
    One cool feature is the tie-in to yahoo images. This might be more gratuitous than anything, but you can do a quick image search and plunk the picture into your document. For my purposes, lo-fi is usually the best approach, but it's highly tempting and fun to add pictures of hamsters into your wireframes. For example:
    I like it, but I can't decide if this is useful for design practitioners, or not. In addition to already having good tools for wireframing and diagramming, we generally like to maintain control over the details of our designs, especially where customers are concerned. When we do co-design, we like to be in the room to keep focus. However, if your situation justifies the style of collaboration that Gliffy enables, it would certainly make it simple to mock something up from wherever and share it pretty quickly.
    The software itself is not going to democratize design, but it embodies some interesting questions about who a designer is and which designers should do what level of design. I've always believed that design is essentially collaborative, but that doesn't mean putting a crayon in everyone's hand and telling them to draw screens. On the other hand, almost everyone presented with a design deliverable has an opinion on it, and perhaps letting them move the pieces around in silence would help them grasp the complexity of what "designers" actually do.
    It would be interesting to know if anyone is using this tool or something similar, and if so, what your design process is like. It's definitely cool, but I'm not confident that the future of design is filled with hamsters, sad as that sounds.
    Sabrina Bonus, User Experience design and no-nonsense usability in Seattle, WA.


     

    "Overall, Gliffy was not only very helpful for creating diagrams, but I also found it being a lot of fun to use." -Michael Sica

    I agree with Michael about Gliffy being fun to use.  It's fun messing around with the different diagrams, espeically the interior design and layout application.


     

    "It's far more superior to anything else out there."- Pete Cashmore at Mashable blog

    "More superior" is a pretty big statement, Pete must really like Gliffy. I haven't gotten the chance to actually use Gliffy very much but I'm sure it would grow on me after a lot of use.



  14. Unknown User (whitesj)

    "Gliffy does track all changes made to a document. It's kind of like a wiki in that way."  I found it very interesting that Gliffy was compared to a wiki.  I also find that being to use Gliffy in a simular way as a wikki is an advantage to users.  This allows team colaboration on projects, and also since Gliffy saves each change, it allows you to go back and un-do changes that you don't like.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-6088621-7.html
    Gliffy is a free web application where develop by flash and allows users to create and share diagrams online. Having the similar concept as Microsoft Visio, but Gliffy is the greatest web application when compares with other web applications that offer the same services as Gliffy. After create the diagrams, users having an option to share it with two ways that offer by Gliffy as below.

    http://www.gliffy.com/

    • Collaborate - enables others to see and edit your work by simply entering their email address
    • Publish to internet - creates a read-only image of your diagram that you can easily embed in a wiki, blog, or other type of web software.

    Since Gliffy is a web application, users can easily create the diagrams and share it anywhere over the internet. Beside that, users can direct export the diagrams as SVG, JPEG and PNG file format and store in user’s computers.

    • Currently users just can create six types of diagrams that offer by Gliffy as below
      • Flow Chart
      • UML
      • Network
      • USer Interface
      • Floor Plan
      • Basic Shapes

    http://www.dezinerfolio.com/2007/03/01/gliffy-short-review

    "Gliffy makes visualizing and communicating complex ideas effortless." This is important as it can help many in industry.  In the classroom it can also make projects a lot easier for students to complete.  Gliffy can give a helpful hand to those in need of portraying complex floor plans, or other diagrams, in a simple and efficient way.  http://www.killerstartups.com/Web-App-Tools/gliffy-com-making-diagrams-in-a-jiffy

  15. Hello,everyone,I have added one page last night on the web,but i can'y find it now.

    Who can tell me why?Did i do something wrong? Can you see the page i added?

    1. Unknown User (ebammer)

      Hey! I can see the page you added called wanggang!?!? You didn't really do anything wrong but next time enter your information under the 'Gliffy from an international point of view'.  But it's no biggy!!! (smile)

  16. Unknown User (ebammer)

     What is the purpose of the application Gliffy? What does it do?

    Gliffy is an application people can easily use to create, share, and collaborate with the use of a wide number of professional-looking diagrams.  It allows users to communicate more clearly using visual diagrams.  According to research, visual learning helps people learn and remember more information than verbal alone.  Visual learning helps people clarify thoughts, organize and analyze information, and think critically.  It also allows people to see how ideas are connected and how to organize and group together information.  Gliffy also allows users to make better decision-making skills and groups to work more effectively as a whole.Labels parameters

  17. International Uses about Gliffy(2)

    Here I want to introduce something about the "Gliffy" software in China, in order to make a communication between us.

    Generally speaking, there is no professional website about Gliffy in China. It's mainly mentioned in the following ways: in one's blog (http://blog.sina.com.cn/pulipulipu); among the introduction of Web 2.0 and on some kind of knowledge website (http://www.enorth.com.cn).

    Take the first way in example, the man noted: "Gliffy is the use of Flash technology to build an online flow chart of the production tool, it has been online for a long time, I have done it to introduce appropriately. Recently, Gliify has been updated to version 1.3 version number. In addition to adding a new version of Confluence plugins, there are document management, graphics and other elements in a series of new features, and have done a lot of performance improvements and the restoration of a number of Bug."

    Then Gliffy is messaged as one kind of tools of Web 2.0. In this kind of website, it noted that Gliffy is composed of a series of online applications designed to replace the expensive and difficult to use client software. It can use any browser above. Gliffy, the first version of the document is mainly on the creation, so far in support of the following types of documents: chart,  workflow document , data class diagrams , Network Diagram , database design mode , web layout graphics.

    The two mentioned above is mainly a "message" about Gliffy, which means it's not very detailed. Finally, I want to show you a website which is a good example about the introduction of Gliify.

    Enter gliffy>> http://www.gliffy.com/

     

    gliffy graphics can be easily carried out the operation. gliffy to provide users with various types of graphics-rich graphics, drawing users to drag and drop graphics directly in accordance with the needs of goods to Taiwan will be able to operate [see figure].

    In addition to the above-rich graphics bring their own things, gliffy also provides custom graphic upload feature (free of charge to allow users to upload files 2000k, good enough for us), as well as on Yahoo! Image search function, users can directly upload their own pictures drag or Yahoo search platform to the picture [see the figure below, we Chada the picture is the picture out of the search keywords, hidden My Images Upload graphics for themselves], which greatly increases the flexibility of drawing graphics.

    In addition, after the completion of a mapping, the user can save their own graphics, free users can save 5 works, but also through the right-hand column of the "Blog this diagram" button to work release to your blog - this feature is Stick!

    Today, this online tool introduced gliffy does not apply to all my friends, because they are not all my friends are involved in the industry, even if the industry does not necessarily use this tool. But from other point of view, perhaps you can use it.


         

  18. Unknown User (christia)

    thanks for the hard work, wang gang!

    1. You are welcome.In fact my teammates help me a lot .Many works are done by Fu lijia and Zhu liming.

  19. Unknown User (christia)

    Ah.  Well thank them too, for me, will you?  We couldn't have done it without you guys!

  20. Unknown User (christia)

    I really like everyone's enthusiasm. Gliffy is super!

  21. Unknown User (ebammer)

    I couldn't agree with you more Anthony (smile) Gliffy is awesome!!!

  22. Unknown User (whitesj)

    I added some stuff to the Naviagation but couldn't fiqure out how to link them to the proper spot: I saw this on another teams wikki page and thought it was a good idea if any one disagrees feel free to change it back

  23. Unknown User (mvandeva)

    Hey guys,

    This page is really coming along! It's certainly improved much from last week. There are, however, a few things you could address....

    1) The source citing your email correspondence with Chris and Clint should be moved below the table featuring their pictures, and you should find a fact to fill in the space that source currently occupies.
    2) Illustrating your lesson plans with Gliffy diagrams is a cute idea, and it definitely demonstrates the applications of the Gliffy program, but you should create written lesson plans similar to the ones you made for Workout 1 and place them in your Wiki alongside the diagrams you've already made.
    3) Spelling appears fine, but please run through your sentence composition once or twice before the conference.

    Keep it up!!

  24. Unknown User (awoodco)

    I like the idea of using Gliffy. The website is organized and easy to get through in order to understand the material. I think that the first point about where Gliffy came from and who made it is vague. It could be added to to make it more interesting. But it is clear that Gliffy allows you to create flowcharts, org charts, database schemas, diagrams, site layouts, and floor plans. Gliffy interests me because I have never had to do any of these tasks online. It is also easy to use because it is online and as long as you have access to a computer, you can use it. It allows you to save all of your work and you can always go back to something previous.

    How can Gliffy be used for teaching or learning? I think it can be used and can be used to benefit students and job workers. Teachers can use Gliffy to teach students how to use the charts and diagrams. It will be useful in the classroom setting if they need to compare different data. Also, for design majors or for architects, I think the site layouts and floor plans will be useful. They will actually see the room they are working with and they can add shapes for furniture and doors and windows. The floor plans can also be used for any student that is trying to plan the perfect dorm room, to have as much space and room available. And the students would be able to access it anywhere if they suddenly had a better idea about something and how to handle it.

    I would rate Gliffy with a 3.5 because it could be useful and the website is detailed enough to help walk people through how to use it. But it isn't as detailed as some people need and the website has a few errors in grammar as well as in actual texting information.

    Ashley Woodcock

  25. Unknown User (alvarad0)

        This was a very neat tool. I 've never seen anything like this for a computer on the internet, and it can be really useful to use in the future. One thing that was hard for me was just the fact that the page was so long, and that I found it hard to focus on everything. Still with that said, I don't think it could be sumed up that much more than it was. There was a lot of information, and it was all useful information. I guess some of the examples could be taken off, but that's it.