Lotus Diagram

Organize and Expand Ideas Effectively

A collaborative visual platform with advanced visual tools to brainstorm, organize, and expand on your ideas and research.

  • Multiple lotus diagram templates to get a headstart
  • Built-in brainstorming tools to capture & organize ideas
  • Real-time collaboration to work seamlessly with peers
Lotus Diagram
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Powerful Tools for Brainstorming

Powerful Tools for Brainstorming

Powerful Tools for Brainstorming

Powerful and versatile table with precision control and advanced customizability to effortlessly create the grid for the lotus blossom technique.

Online whiteboard with professional diagramming capabilities to facilitate visual ideation and planning sessions.

Multiple ready-made templates to visualize, structure, group, and prioritize ideas during brainstorming.

Freehand drawing to assist with visualizing ideas and for freehand note taking during meetings.

Dedicated shape libraries for over 50 types of diagrams to visualize, analyze, and classify information; affinity diagrams, mind maps, concept maps, storyboards, & more.

Smart formatting and preset color themes to highlight, color-code, and differentiate between various ideas on the lotus diagram.


Discover Valuable Insights Faster

Discover Valuable Insights Faster

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 idea on the lotus diagram to capture additional details.

Built-in presentation tools to instantly arrange visuals and information on the canvas and create interactive presentations.

Prioritization grids to visually rank brainstormed ideas for effort and impact before implementation.

Discover Valuable Insights Faster
Ignite Creativity Across All Brainstormers

Ignite Creativity Across All Brainstormers

Ignite Creativity Across All Brainstormers

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 direct people to get things done or clarify things and comment threads to have discussions and follow-ups on the same canvas.

Multiple access levels and roles to streamline managing, sharing, editing, and reviewing your ideas, plans, and strategies.

Visualize process and user insights with AI templates
Visualize process and user insights with AI templates
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    What Is a Lotus Diagram?

    The lotus diagram helps break down broad topics into smaller components for easy analysis and prioritization. It’s a tool commonly used in brainstorming, studying, and creative thinking.

    How to Create a Lotus Diagram?

    • Once you select your main topic or concept, pick one of Creately’s editable lotus diagram templates to get started right away.
    • Alternatively, you can also create a lotus diagram from scratch with Creately’s intuitive table shape.
    • The main topic should be added into the centre of the 3x3 grid you have created. Decide on eight subtopics to add to the blank blocks surrounding the central topic.
    • Create eight more grids 3x3 around the central grid. There should be a grid for each subtopic, which should be placed in the centre of each grid. You can use color codes or unique formats to highlight sections.
    • Add links, resources, or import images to include further information on the ideas to your workspace. You can even add labels or a numbering system to prioritize the ideas as well.
    • Invite your team members to collaborate and contribute their perspectives on your workspace through an email or invite link.
    • You can also export your lotus diagram in PNG, SVG, JPEG, and PDF format for publishing or printing.