But I’m not sure what to do with it, maybe you can help!
The graphic that I saw showed this nice, thick black frame, with a caption underneath. The caption had this arrow that pointed up at the box which actually infringed on the frame.
The arrow moved back and forth, but for what purpose, I do not know. What I do know is that it inspired two, cool-looking, fun-to-use Visio SmartShapes.
Here’s the two styles I came up with. Style 1, where the caption box is centered on the little up arrow:
and Style 2, where the caption-box is more aligned with the frame:
Of course you can change the size of the frame using a little, yellow control handle. Another handle lets you move the point around.
The question is: Why do you need to move the arrow and the caption around? It just seems to be a problem looking for a solution. If you have an answer to this question, leave a comment below!
The only thing that jumped into my mind was storyboarding. I recalled how Harry Miller had posted an article about Make Better Videos with Less Rework by Using Storyboards.
I thought, maybe this shape might make storyboarding a little clearer, or more interesting, as the arrow could be moved along to show a approximate time-position in a video:
Here’s Style 1 in action, showing The Story of the Visio Guy Dot:
And Style 2 doing the same thing:
Maybe there is a better use for this shape than storyboarding. I’m sure that that little arrow will serve some sort of purpose towards visualization somewhere! But I’ll leave it up to you folks to figure it out…and please let us know what you come up with!