There are four reasons to create use cases and use case diagrams:

  • To discover «requirements» for a system.
  • To better understand a system from an external perspective.
  • To understand the external and internal factors that influence a system.
  • To depict the interaction among the system and the external «actors».

The purpose of this infographic is to depict common characteristics of use case diagrams using the common UML / SysML language.

In this example we are using a passenger airliner.

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