About Brad Boesen

Brad Boesen is a writer and editor of books, theses, blogs, articles, web content, and online educational material. His work covers topics ranging from AI to Web Development to Biological Science, Photography, meditation for children, and much more. He spent his formative years working for Gallup, IBM, and the Nebraska State Legislature before setting out on his own as a freelancer, doing the bidding of clients like Walmart, Expedia, and Oxford University. He's now the full-time content creator for draw.io.

Move Shapes Forward or Backward in draw.io

One of the more powerful features of draw.io is the ability to work in layers when creating your diagrams. Layers provide a big boost of flexibility by allowing you to switch between different views of your diagram, protecting a group of related diagram elements on one layer from being accidentally modified when you manipulate [...]

By |2021-07-30T17:16:00+02:00July 28th, 2021|draw.io, feature, learning|

Custom Libraries vs Custom Templates in draw.io

draw.io is the easiest, most powerful, and user-friendly way to visualize any and every aspect of your business in Confluence Cloud. With its endless selection of pre-made libraries of shapes and templates, it stands by, ready to serve, no matter the type of diagram you need. And if you happen to come up with [...]

By |2021-07-26T18:08:07+02:00July 26th, 2021|customization, draw.io, feature, learning, productivity|

Using draw.io for BPMN Diagrams

OK, first things first: What’s BPMN? Put briefly, Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) provides a graphical notation for specifying business processes. It’s a standard for visualizing business process modeling that’s based on a flowcharting technique similar to activity diagrams from Unified Modeling Language (UML). A BPMN diagram can look [...]

By |2021-07-16T10:06:34+02:00July 16th, 2021|draw.io, use cases|

What are People Using draw.io in Atlassian Confluence for?

draw.io is the top-rated Confluence diagramming option on the Atlassian Marketplace since 2013. If you want to diagram, you want draw.io. But let’s take things out of the abstract and into the real world. What kinds of things, exactly, are people using draw.io in Atlassian Confluence for? How are these use cases benefitting them [...]

By |2021-07-30T07:27:31+02:00July 2nd, 2021|Atlassian, draw.io, feedback, use cases|

Entity Relationship Diagrams in the Insurance Industry

Every company generates a wealth of vital information that must be beaten into submission on a regular basis. This information can include data outlining the structure of the company. It can encompass inventory and sales. It can encompass employees’ birthdays and what kind of cake they like. The point is: Information. Lots of it. [...]

By |2021-06-20T04:39:28+02:00June 17th, 2021|draw.io, learning, use cases|

Customer Profile Diagrams in the Insurance Industry

You’ve no doubt heard of customer profiles. Similar to a buyer persona, customer profiles are detailed descriptions of your target audience. They contain factual information about current and prospective customers. Everything you need to know about your customers is captured within this one representation. It’s important information for any company to have on hand, [...]

By |2021-06-20T04:41:30+02:00June 10th, 2021|draw.io, integration, learning, security, use cases|

Use draw.io as a whiteboard with our new sketch macro

We all know that draw.io for Confluence helps you intuitively translate your thoughts and information into graphs, charts, and multitudes of other visual representations to help you more effectively communicate and share information in the business place. It’s fully integrated with Confluence, so you and your entire team can collaborate in creating diagrams and [...]

By |2021-06-23T07:35:39+02:00June 4th, 2021|customization, draw.io, feature, learning, news, productivity|

draw.io and the Insurance Industry – Take Control of your Diagrams

You might not realize how much time you spend sharing data and information with your team. But trust me. It’s a lot. And that's exactly where draw.io can help. draw.io has features that allow you to easily edit and update diagrams to visually convey all that information, so it’s easy to understand, always up-to-date, [...]

By |2021-06-25T12:28:22+02:00May 21st, 2021|draw.io, learning, productivity, use cases|