Affinity Diagram Example: Customer and Stakeholder Affinity Diagram

The best way to understand Affinity Diagram is to look at some examples of Affinity Diagram and start drawing your own. You can now modify the Affinity Diagram example below using Visual Paradigm's online Affinity Diagram tool.

What is Affinity Diagram?

The affinity diagram organizes a large number of ideas into their natural relationships. It is the organized output from a brainstorming session. It is widely utilized in the fields like business analysis, project management, scholar research, and product management etc.

An affinity diagram (also known as affinity map, or JK Method after its inventor) is a widely used management tool invented in the 1960s by Jiro Kawakita that helps participants organize information generated during a brainstorming session, by organize large sets of ideas into groups based on their relationships for review and analysis.

How to draw an Affinity Diagram?

You can use Visual Paradigm's easy online Affinity Diagram tool to create Affinity Diagram. To do this:

  1. Create a blank Affinity Diagram.
  2. The symbols available are placed on the left of the Affinity Diagram editor, under the palette. Drag and drop the Affinity Diagram shapes you need onto the diagram and connect them with connectors.
  3. Save your finished work (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access, or to export your diagram as image (JPG, PNG, PDF, SVG, etc) and share it with your co-workers.

Create Affinity Diagram with Powerful Online Free Software

Creating an affinity diagram is a good first step for organizing seemingly disconnected information. It can be traditional way (i.e. using sticky notes or cards) or online software if you want to make it digital, especially involve remote members.

Visual Paradigm's free affinity diagram tool makes it easy and quick to create affinity diagrams. The affinity diagram tool comes with an extensive collection of shapes and connectors. Together with the intuitive editing features like drag-and-drop and alignment guide, you can create professional affinity diagrams maps easily.

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