How to Doodle a Hierarchy



Step 1

drawing a hierarchy

If someone asked you to visualize a hierarchy, what would you draw? There are, of course, a number of ways we could visualize a hierarchy. Let’s look at one of them in this example. To begin with, let’s doodle a very simple icon that will represent the person on top of our hierarchy. Use a circle and three curved lines to draw this person icon near the top of your page.


Step 2

draw a hierarchy

Let’s now draw three smaller person icons below the larger icon you drew in step 1. Notice how these icons are spread out on the second line of our hierarchy.


Step 3

doodling a hierarchy

Let’s now draw two even smaller person icons on the third line of our hierarchy. We are drawing smaller icons on each row because the smaller the icon the lower their position on the hierarchy.


Step 4

doodle a hierarchy

To show that this hierarchy of people is connected, draw several straight lines connecting the first row to the second row and then to the third row as shown in this example.


Step 5

How to doodle a hierarchy

Add the finishing touches to your hierarchy doodle by giving it some color. You can, of course, change up your hierarchy. I have used icons that represent people, but you can use other icons to represent your hierarchy. You can also change the hierarchy structure if you wish.