About Kymberly Fergusson

Kymberly loves teaching and learning, and both are so much easier with diagrams! She originally studied programming, but shifted into technical documentation and then teaching languages. She's now happily diagramming and writing to help people learn and make their (work) lives more efficient.

What do you think about draw.io?

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2018-12-07T16:47:18+00:00December 7th, 2018|draw.io|

Use PlantUML in draw.io

PlantUML lets you specify your UML diagrams in a text format, which is quite a handy shortcut for programmers. draw.io allows you to insert PlantUML and Graphviz DOT code and automatically adds the diagram image to the drawing area.

2018-11-12T14:38:31+00:00November 22nd, 2018|draw.io, Tutorial|

Use draw.io diagrams in Google Docs

Diagrams are powerful - they make text easier to understand and make your documents look professional. Companies and individuals are increasingly switching to Google's free cloud-based office software and file storage platform. With the free draw.io add-ons for Google Docs and Slides, you can quickly and easily add your draw.io diagrams as images to your documents and presentations.

2018-11-09T15:09:00+00:00November 9th, 2018|draw.io, Tutorial|

UML diagrams – which diagram to use and why

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a diagramming notation (language) that lets you visualize systems and software. Here is how to use the 14 different types of diagram and create them in draw.io.

2018-10-26T12:26:30+00:00October 26th, 2018|draw.io|

Change a shape’s properties quickly and easily in draw.io

Create mockups faster with draw.io by editing a complex shape's properties. The new Properties panel lets you customise every aspect of your shapes, quickly and easily.

2018-10-19T12:02:43+00:00October 19th, 2018|draw.io|

Connector styles and animations in draw.io

Lines, connectors, arrows, transitions - these are the glue that hold diagrams together. Styling your connectors will help make your diagrams more readable, and that's easy to do in draw.io!

2018-10-08T17:01:54+00:00October 8th, 2018|draw.io, Tutorial|

UML state diagrams with draw.io

State diagrams quickly show which states lead to each other, and what triggers a change of state. They are easy to create with draw.io and its built-in UML shape library.

2018-10-23T17:36:15+00:00September 28th, 2018|Tutorial|

Add a draw.io diagram to a Jira issue

Many companies use Jira for task management: software development teams, business management, marketing teams, help desks, you name it - all departments can take advantage of Jira's powerful features to coordinate their projects. You can attach draw.io diagrams directly to the issues where they belong by using the draw.io app for Jira. This saves [...]

2018-11-08T09:26:23+00:00September 21st, 2018|draw.io|

Create a value proposition canvas with draw.io

The Jobs to Be Done theory is being increasingly often used by successful IT companies, including Google, Cisco, Intercom and Basecamp. It's an approach to focus fully on the customer and their goals (jobs) as you design, develop and improve your products and services. It takes customer-centric design to the next level, as it [...]

2018-10-19T15:55:31+00:00September 14th, 2018|draw.io|