Visualize your process from start to finish with a sequence diagram example

Whether you’re working on a new software function or documenting a flow that works, FigJam’s sequence diagram tools can help you see how every component of your process fits together.

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Sequence diagram example

Design the most effective processes for your systems (on the most engaging template for your team) with an interaction diagram.

Establish the order of operations

Gain a clear understanding of each use case, document detailed operations, and determine ways to improve processes already in motion.

Avoid hiccups: Through feedback via cursor chats, emotes, and more, find and correct potential problems during the planning phase.

Invite input: Interface with other developers or another participant to determine the best course of action‌ for each use case.

Get a birds’ eye view: Design a diagram that makes each step in a system’s process instantly intuitive.

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Interactions you won’t object to

Develop adaptable sequence diagrams with your team. In conjunction with your sequence diagram example, use Community-built tools and widgets including stamps, stickers, cursor chats, and audio chats to fold in feedback, discover new pathways, and keep the focus on collaboration—in your system and your team.

A sequence a day keeps the issues at bay

Feel confident in the function of your systems, products, and platforms. Then, move to the next phase in your ops with free templates from the Community.


A sequence diagram is a visual tool often that represents the interactions between different objects in a system in—you guessed it—a sequential order.

In software engineering, a sequence diagram can be used to demonstrate how a function is carried out on a platform by breaking down when a certain fragment, objects or components interact. Sequence diagrams can also serve as useful frameworks for documenting workflows and operations and analyzing each interaction.

Sequence diagrams visualize each step of an interaction or a function. Software developers often turn to sequence diagrams to map out the function’s sequence of events to spot any potential issues before they even begin hacking.

Sequence diagrams can also make existing systems faster and more effective.

Let’s say your customers are having issues purchasing specific movie seats using your online platform. By using sequence diagram examples, you can gain insight into the many steps the ticket buyer and computer server must complete before you can get butts in seats. From there, you can streamline the sequence of events—and your users’ experience.

You can read a sequence diagram by beginning at the top of the diagram, where you’ll find entities—actors (people) or objects—in labeled rectangle boxes. Each object and interaction helps make sense of the world of software engineering in a sequence diagram example. Below each box, you’ll find a dotted “lifeline” which represents the different entities in the system, as well as arrows that will move you through the steps in the sequence.

Wondering how to make sequence diagrams? With FigJam’s sequence diagram online tool, you can unpack your processes with ease. Just download our example of sequence diagram template to get started for free.

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