Engineering the Future of Software
Feb 25–26, 2018: Training
Feb 26–28, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

How to improve your architectural visualizations

3:50pm–4:40pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Leadership skills
Location: Regent
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Overview
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Architects and IT analysts

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Experience with creating architecture descriptions and visualizations

What you'll learn

  • Understand theories and practical examples of architecture-relevant visual communication
  • Learn how to improve your architecture descriptions, especially when communicating to non-IT stakeholders


Communicating (about) architecture to non-IT and business stakeholders is a valuable skill. After all, many architectural decisions are made by others, so they need to be informed with clear, honest, intelligible, and helpful information and advice. Jochem Schulenklopper explores relevant theories, techniques, and examples of creating architecture visualizations that are attractive, informative, and easier to understand for nontechnical audiences and shares practical tips on eight different facets of visually communicating your architecture: basic visual attributes, composition and layout, color, text, graphs, sketches, icons, images, and pictures.

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Jochem Schulenklopper


Jochem Schulenklopper is a Netherlands-based IT architect at Xebia, an international IT consultancy company.

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