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DEDICATION


To my loving wife Ann Cox
inspiration and life-enabler.





This Web site promotes clarity in explanations that are complex. The method FLIPP Explainers shows how to create very simple framework diagrams. They look like Hopscotch game diagrams children draw on sidewalks and playgrounds. They hold information about any subject in patterns. The patterns represent all valid paths available to users under any conditions. Users can look ahead, see the entire path that matches their situation, and move through it to whichever endpoint they select.

The diagrams show the entire logic framework structure of any system -- the user's scenarios through a system's parts. It's really about how users move, not how the system works. The structure itself simplifies things by replacing usual connection methods -- for example, symbols, signs, language, and mathematical formula form.

In a word, system users reported that dealing with complexity becomes easier than with ways they normally use. Readers are encouraged to ask questions, criticize, offer ideas, and create better ways of understanding complex systems and of explaining to others how to use them.





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