The Pyramid-type layouts show proportional, foundation-based, or hierarchical relationships or processes that typically build upward.
This example shows an ever-refining process that starts with gathering unfiltered data, shown at the bottom, continues upward with sifting through the data and toward drawing conclusions about it. The layout is designed to give you more room for text as the pyramid narrows.
And so you've gotten a look at what SmartArt graphics can look like, contain, and do. In the next lessons, you'll see how to create, work with, and polish them.