A logical network design is from the user's point of view and reflects how data passes between devices on the network. This kind of network design differs from a physical design in that it doesn't reflect the connections between the actual cables and all of the specific hardware that data passes through, notes Edraw Visualization Solutions. For example the physical design would specify the shape of the network's topology, while a logical design wouldn't.

A logical network design can be shown on a network diagram that uses icons to show work stations, servers, printers, scanners, routers, switches, hubs, firewalls and other network devices. In addition, such a diagram may show cables and specify the types of workstations, such as Windows or Mac computers.