The diamond diagram consists of the following elements:
The diamond diagram is a kind of ‘databank’ constantly being corrected and updated as the ideas for a design ebb and flow and vibrate in the designer’s mind. The content of the diamond diagram at any moment in time can conveniently be labelled the nth generation of data in this databank. The diamond diagram is always ready to serve your decision-making. It is a tool for monitoring the creative and logical thinking about your course’s plan, structure and strategy of instruction.
The arrows in the figure remind you that the end goal, success criteria and test methods, course content, course method and media must always complement one another. There should be a constructive alignment between the five elements.