Massive user flows tend to be hard to follow. It is often necessary to break down large flows to multiple subflows. Take for an example an extensive e-commerce website or app that includes user registration, sign in, user preferences, checkout process, payment, product browsing, etc. Such a flow could consist of too many screens thus making the flow appear complicated and difficult for the audience to follow. By breaking down each big flow to smaller subflows it becomes easier for the presenter and the audience to focus on the big picture but also on the details.
Tip for Overflow users
In Overflow it is suggested to use multiple boards when you have to deal with large user flows. One board may include the entire user flow and other boards may include its subflows respectively. See an example in this Overflow presentation.
Duplicating boards, as well as copying and pasting parts of your flow to different boards makes this effortless. More importantly, you can keep your designs up to date on different boards, by simply syncing again from Sketch.
Creating effective user flows needs practice. Both the design and form of a user flow are vital as they contribute to how well the audience understands the story behind the user flow. By following the tips described above, you get one step closer to beautifully designed and well-structured user flows that can communicate the design story clearly and effectively.
Overflow is the world’s first user flow diagramming tool tailored for designers. It offers a new, impactful way for designers to effectively communicate their work, while fully engaging their audience with an interactive user flow presentation.
Overflow is a product of PROTOIO Inc., the mobile app prototyping vendor of the popular prototyping platform Proto.io.