chapter  12
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A superior model is not only correct and complete, it should also be aesthetically pleasing to the audience, otherwise it risks being underutilized or ignored. Aesthetics in diagramming is more than creating a pretty picture; it is about creating effective views of a model. Unlike some abstract art forms, model diagramming is intended to provide a maximum level of clarity so that the modeler can accurately project his/her understanding to the intended audience. The more attention you pay to placement, size, color, balance, and the overall composition of diagram elements, the more likely your intended audience will retain the model information.