I was wondering if there is a difference between process layouts and userflows when it comes to ux? Or are they the same but can be mentioned in either name?
Process layouts describe real-world or abstract processes without accounting for the system supporting them. For example, you may define that each task in your development process goes through 3 main stages:
The term user in user flows denotes how the user progresses through the supporting system. The user flow for the process above may be:
- Choose a project [projects page]
- Choose a task [task list page]
- Change stage [task page]
The whole process mentioned above is practically realised in the last step of the user flow. So in this case there isn't 1:1 mapping between the two (which is common when the process is of abstract nature).