Affinity Diagram Example

Affinity Diagram Example

This page features an example of an affinity diagram, made with Lucidchart’s diagramming software. An affinity diagram is a great way to generate and organize ideas.

If you think affinity diagrams can only be made with physical sticky notes, think again! Lucidchart lets you make them electronically.

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Using an affinity diagram

An affinity diagram is used to address complex problems and issues. It’s particularly helpful if a problem feels overwhelming and you’re not sure how to begin solving it. Begin your diagram by deciding which problem set to address, e.g. “What kind of issues are slowing our shipments?” Creating an affinity diagram is typically a team exercise. Team members write down ideas on a subject on 3 x 5 cards or sticky notes. Then a row of categories is placed on a whiteboard or a table. Team members sort each idea into one of the categories. This offers greater clarity on the overall issue and helps the team find solutions.

Free affinity diagram example

Thanks to Lucidchart’s powerful sharing technology, you no longer need sticky notes to generate an affinity diagram as a team. Use the example template below to make one electronically. Lucidchart lets you invite unlimited collaborators to work with you directly in the diagramming editor. There’s even chat and comment features to make sure everyone stays on the same page. Plus, performing affinity analysis electronically means you’ll always have a copy of your diagram on hand, which you can modify at any time.


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Affinity Diagram Example

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