A visual language for describing data flows
Repository to capture outputs and host additional discussion around the creation of a visual vocabulary for describing data flows.
- The original concept sketches are online. See twitter thread for discussion and comments.
- Current version of the vocabulary
How to contribute
Please post an issue with here as I think it will be easier to track individual comments and feedback. At the moment I'm using Google Slides to organise the documentation but it doesn't offer a great way to host discussions (can't easily comment on individual items or suggest new slides).
See Oil and Water: When Data Licences Don't Mix for an earlier attempt to visualise remixing of datasets
Data ecosystem mapping mapping value networks related to the exchange and use of data. This focuses on a different aspect of diagramming data
Data Flow Diagrams are an existing notation, which covers functions, inputs, outputs, and flows. The notation in this project doesn't describe inputs/outputs, only flows between datasets. DFD notation also doesn't use shape or size as a means to convey information about a function, or define any basic primitives.
The work is published under a CC-BY 4.0 licence. So any contributions you make will be similarly licensed.