How can I model relationships where one or more causes produces an effect? I hope that such diagrams may make some of my ideas clearer to the user than just a block of text. Are there some tools that I can use online to create cause and effect graphics? Maybe there are some infographics I can take a look at that creatively combine causes to show an effect?

I'm looking for (X results in Y) or (X combined with Y results in Z) type of relationships, where X and Y are replaced with words, images or both.

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This may be a stupid answer, but have you considered a "cause and effect diagram"?

Cause and effect diagram

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    Of course, the "fish"! Should've googled it.
    – Alex Stone
    Commented Nov 6, 2012 at 7:48
  • @AlexStone LOL. I remebered it cause I work on fishbonesystems.com (which has nothing to do with the diagram above, but still it has a marker in my head at all times). Commented Nov 6, 2012 at 7:50

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