is a schematic representation of an algorithm or a process, or the step-by-step solution of a problem. flow chart
History [ edit ]
Early data flow diagrams, late 19th century [ edit ]
Correspondence Card, 1885
Factory accounts, Books and Forms used in connection with Wages, 1887
Factory accounts, Books and Forms used in connection with Stores, 1887
Factory accounts, Books and Forms used in connection with Prime Cost, 1887
Factory accounts, Books and Forms used in connection with Stock, 1887
Diagram of Manufacturing Accounts, 1896.
Diagram of Expenditure and Results, showing the relations between departments, 1897.
20th century, first half [ edit ]
File:Prime Organization Elements of an Industrial Body.jpg, 1903
Procedure for Numerical Indexing, 1905
Procedure for Alphabetical Indexing, 1905
Principles of Organization by Production Factors, 1910
System of Controlling Accounts, 1910
Special order system, 1913
Relation between Time Cards, and Work Tickets, 1913/19
Graphic Representation of Processes and Routing in a Representative Plant, 1914
Routing Diagram for Materials and for Printing Forms in a Manufacturing Plant, 1914
Operations of a Factory System, 1919
Diagram illustrating method of charting routine operations, 1921
Flow Process Chart, 1921/1948/2008
20th century, second half [ edit ]
21th century [ edit ]
Construction [ edit ]
Orientation [ edit ]
The regular flow chart has one or more starting point and one or more endings. This chart is mostly vertically orientated from top to bottom. Some charts flow horizontal from left to right. And on other group of flow charts are vertically orientated but have ending both on the bottom and horizontal on one or both sides.
Vertical [ edit ]
Diagrams from top to bottom.
Horizontal [ edit ]
Diagrams from left to right.
Vertical and horizontal [ edit ]
Diagrams starting for example on top, and ending on the bottom and left or right.
Building blocks [ edit ]
Unified building blocks [ edit ]
Text as building blocks [ edit ]
Only rectangular blocks [ edit ]
Illustrated building blocks [ edit ]
Number of blocks [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]