A visual explanation of an activity using diagrams. Each action is represented by a shape which leads on to the next related action or actions, each shape attached to the next by a line to denote the flow of the activity.
A problem solving tool that illustrates a process. It can show the "as is" process or "should be" process for comparison and should make waste evident.
(1) In computer science, a diagram that shows the step-by-step operation of a computer program. (2) In human cognition, similar diagrams that show the hypothesized flow of information as it is thought to be processed by the human mind.