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Venn Diagram Template

Visually understand the relationships, similarities, and differences between groups using our fully customizable Venn Diagram Template.

About the Venn Diagram template

What is a Venn diagram?

A Venn Diagram is the graphical representation of similarities and differences between groups or concepts using overlapping circles. Areas where these circles overlap represents individuals or aspects that belong equally to the overlapped groups. Where the circles do not overlap, differences are highlighted. Or perhaps the circles do not overlap at all.

There’s a reason Venn diagrams have been a staple of business meetings and presentations since the 1800s. Venn diagrams provide a clear, effective way to visually showcase relationships between datasets. They serve as a helpful visual aid in brainstorming sessions, meetings, and presentations.

Venn Diagrams are infinitely customizable. Many businesses like to use them when comparing two or more potential choices to determine their commonalities and key differences. Others use Venn Diagrams to organize information in a way that is digestible and visually appealing. Venn Diagrams can help teams break down complex ideas while brainstorming or problem-solving.

How does a Venn diagram work?

In a Venn diagram, the circles represent groups of things with a shared attribute. Areas where these circles overlap represents individuals that belong equally to the overlapped groups. For example, a Venn diagram with one circle representing activities you want to do and another representing others you can do would have an overlapping zone where you can find things you want and can do.

Circles in a Venn diagram can overlap partially, overlap completely, or even be separate — letting the viewer see the relationship between the groups at a glance.

Venn diagrams have many uses: explaining relationships, displaying organizational systems, and illustrating complex ideas and systems.

How to use a Venn Diagram

Creating a Venn diagram in Miro is easy! Simply select our Venn Diagram Template so that you can create a Venn diagram online. Using Miro’s virtual collaboration platform, you can edit and discuss your Venn diagram in real-time with your team.

Follow our easy steps for filling out the Venn Diagram Template. Our default template has a 3-circle Venn Diagram but you can delete or copy circles to have a 2-circle, 3-circle, or even a 5-circle Venn Diagram, whatever suits your needs!

Step 1: Determine the groups to represent

Once you have identified the number of groups you want to represent, make sure you have the right number of circles. If you want a 2-circle Venn Diagram, delete a circle. If you want a 4-circle or 5-circle Venn Diagram, simply copy the circles and overlap them as you need. Remember to label the groups.

Step 2: Note the similarities

Where the circles overlap with each other is where the circles share attributes. Make note of the similarities between each of the groups you have identified here. The last set of similarities is where all the circles overlap (labeled as ABC). The similarities that you identify between all groups should be listed here.

Step 3: Identify the differences

In the space where your circles do not overlap, you can make note of the differences between the groups that you are representing in the Venn Diagram.

FAQ about the Venn Diagram Template

How do you present information on a Venn diagram?

The circles in a Venn Diagram represent different groups or concepts. Where the circles overlap, this is where there is commonality and you should note the similarities here. Where the circles do not overlap, you should make note of the differences. Circles in a Venn Diagram Template can even be moved to not overlap at all if this represents what you want to visually show. The benefit of using a Venn Diagram Template to graphically represent your information is that it is highly customizable.

Venn Diagram Template

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