Affinity Diagram Tool

Generate and Deliver Great Insights

Easily organize and group large amounts of data to streamline analysis and support robust decision-making.

  • Multiple affinity diagram templates to get a headstart
  • Built-in brainstorming tools to capture & organize ideas
  • Real-time collaboration to work seamlessly with peers
Affinity Diagram Tool
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Brainstorm without Limits

Brainstorm without Limits

Brainstorm without Limits

Online whiteboard with true multi user collaboration to seamlessly conduct collaborative brainstorming and planning sessions remotely.

Brainstorming tools like affinity maps, mind maps, and post-it note walls to get the best ideas out and organize them for easier analysis.

Visual voting for idea prioritization and prioritization grids to visually rank ideas for optimal effort and impact or benefits and risks.


See the Big Picture at a Glance

See the Big Picture at a Glance

Bring data from any source to visualize on the canvas as meaningful data shapes for easier analysis and decision-making.

Add detailed docs, attachments, links, and more via the notes feature on each item on the affinity map to capture details and the big picture in a single space.

A full version history to keep track of changes and roll them back whenever necessary.

Import reports, screenshots, and images, and attach key documents with in-app previews to centralize all information and assets needed for decision-making.

Built-in tools to create dynamic and interactive presentations, reports, dashboards based on your analysis to inform stakeholders.

See the Big Picture at a Glance
Solve Problems Together

Solve Problems Together

Solve Problems Together

Multiple ready-made visual templates to generate, organize, and consolidate information.

Infinite canvas with freehand drawing to sketch and storyboard your idea to develop it further.

Built-in video conferencing to connect with your team and brainstorm together from anywhere.

Real-time cursors for any number of participants to collaborate with team members on a shared canvas.

Use @mention comments to tag people to get things done or clarify things and comment threads to have discussions and follow-ups on the same canvas.


Implement Your Ideas Effectively

Implement Your Ideas Effectively

Frames for Kanban boards, timelines, grids, and more to visually arrange your plans and create a view for your own working style on the canvas.

Built-in project management tools and integrations to popular task management platforms to keep your team work flowing.

Assign tasks to complete items in context. Link tasks to or from other project management tools seamlessly.

Set estimated times and due dates for tasks and allocate resources based on availability and skill sets.

Implement Your Ideas Effectively

What Is an Affinity Diagram?

An affinity diagram is a tool that is used to organize data gathered from a brainstorming session, research, meeting, etc. under meaningful categories that are based on common relationships or themes.

How to Create an Affinity Diagram?

  • Open a Creately workspace and use notes to write down the information you have gathered from your brainstorming session, research, surveys, etc. Alternatively, you can also use a pre-made affinity diagram template to start quickly.
  • Invite your peers to the workspace with an edit link to collaboratively review the ideas while looking for similarities or whether they are related to each other in some way.
  • Based on the similarities you identified earlier, come up with header names for each group.
  • Once you have grouped the cards and given them headers, it’s time to make it look more presentable. Write the problem statement at the top of the diagram and add different colors to differentiate between categories.
  • Gather your team and review it. If you wish to share it with others outside your team, send them a view or edit link, or you can export them as SVGs or in several image formats and add them to company wikis, websites, presentations, or documents.