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Ribbon Flow 013

Figure 8

Figure 8 example of possible use

The figure 8 on its side is a symbol for infinity, but when segmented it can illustrate a conceptual message as well. The series example depicts a virtuous cycle comprised of two separate but connected sets of activities. These graphics are not easily drawn in PowerPoint – and they're not easily drawn in other graphics programs because of the overlap – but they are useful in vividly illustrating cycles around two pivot points or a single cycle that capitalizes on the "infinity" message. Although the two parts overlap, some of the variations may be used to illustrate an intersection.

Because of the overlap, the continuous, 1-segment, and 2-segment variations are not drawn as individual segments. The segment fills and lines are comprised of several fields. The segments in the 3- through 12-segment variations are all drawn as separate and individual segments comprised of only 1 field.

This series contains figure-8 variations without wings. If you want wings (arrowheads), refer to RB014.

The tutorial has good tips on usage and formatting techniques.

TUTORIAL:

Tutorial for Figure 8s

Keywords: infinity, figure 8, cycle, vicious, virtuous, pivot, flow

Categories: Flows, Flows - Ribbon

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