1. What is a Gantt chart and what are its uses?
A Gantt chart is a type of bar graph that appears in the form of horizontal bars. It shows different sections, series, and periods.
Gantt charts are typically used in project management to show schedules and tasks. Apart from this “project planning” aspect, Gantt charts can also be used to visualize concepts such as data processing methods or how something works (e.g., different types of gears).
Before you start creating your own Gantt chart, it’s helpful to know the uses of this kind of diagram so that you know what information you should incorporate into your design.
First, determine the objective. What idea do you want to communicate? Or what information do you want to share with your audience?
Second, brainstorm the content. Think of all the elements that are relevant to your design. Remember that every element must be relevant and serve a purpose so you don’t turn your chart into a cluttered mess.
Finally, create an outline before making the final copy of the Gantt chart so you can get an idea of how long it might take or whether or not there is sufficient information for your design. Also, keep in mind that flowcharts typically have more than one “path” because they’re about things happening simultaneously. However, Gantt charts cannot have multiple paths because only one action happens at a time.