Bubble Diagrams

Bubble Diagrams (Bubble Charts, Spray Diagrams) are an variation of Scatter Plots and are used to visualize the data set, ideas and concepts presenting them as bubbles and organizing in a hierarchy below the central idea (often with one level below it). Each bubble on the Bubble Map is characterized by coordinates, color, and size. To show the standing of ideas bubbles of different sizes, colors, and even different color intensity are used to visually set them apart. One can vary the color palette and/or size for whole levels or for a few specific bubbles.

To compare two or more ideas and to show the common and different sub-ideas, one can construct two or more separate bubble diagrams with separated central ideas, and then link their properties and objects to see what they have in common or what makes them unique.

Bubble diagrams have enjoyed great success in software engineering, architecture, economics, medicine, landscape design, scientific and educational process, for ideas organization during brainstorming, for making business illustrations, presentations, planning, design, and strategy development. They are popular because of their simplicity and their powerful visual communication attributes.

The Bubble Diagrams Solution makes ConceptDraw PRO software a powerful bubble map maker (bubble chart maker) and contains a set of ready templates and illustrative samples, and a library with many predesigned bubble chart design elements for designing Bubble Diagrams and Spray Diagrams.


There is 1 library containing 27 vector shapes in the Bubble Diagrams solution.

Design Elements — Bubble Diagrams

Design Elements — Bubble Diagrams

Examples

The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw PRO using templates provided with the “Bubble Diagrams” solution. These documents demonstrate some of the solution's capabilities, and the results you can achieve.

All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying or converting to a variety of formats (Bitmap Image, PDF, PowerPoint Presentation or MS Visio) from the ConceptDraw Solution Park. The “Bubble Diagrams” solution is available for all ConceptDraw PRO v10 users

Example 1: Bubble Diagram — Employee Needs

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Bubble Diagrams library from the Bubble Diagram solution. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.

This sample diagram demonstrates a potential structure of employee needs, and shows the importance of those needs by using variable bubble sizing and color. As the distance to the main idea increases, color intensity and size of the bubble are reduced.

Bubble Diagram — Employee Needs

Example 2: Bubble Diagram — Employer Objectives

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Bubble Diagrams library from the Bubble Diagrams solution. An experienced user spent 20 minutes creating this sample.

ConceptDraw connectors help you quickly create bubble charts, like this one showing a structured view of employer objectives. It’s useful and informative to visualize the levels using different colors, presenting data in a way that's easily understood.

Bubble Diagram — Employer Objectives

Example 3: Bubble Diagram — Employment Policy Direction

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Bubble Diagrams library from the Bubble Diagrams solution. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this sample.

This diagram shows the main components of an enterprise’s employment policy. These components are organized in a wheel around the central idea. The value of each component is represented by the size of the bubble.

Bubble Diagram — Employment Policy Direction

Example 4: Bubble Diagram — McKinsey 7S Framework

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Bubble Diagrams library from the Bubble Diagrams solution. An experienced user spent 5 minutes creating this sample.

A bubble diagram that visualizes the popular management model McKinsey 7S framework. This sample can be used and changed to reflect business strategy based on the 7S elements.

Bubble Diagram — McKinsey 7S Framework

Example 5: Bubble Diagram — Page Rank

This diagram was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Bubble Diagrams library from the Bubble Diagrams solution. An experienced user spent 5 minutes creating this sample.

This sample shows the Page Rank algorithm that characterizes the importance of websites. The bubble chart is a convenient tool to use in conjunction with Page Rank. One can visually compare anything based on various criteria by ordering bubbles by color, size, and proximity to the main idea.

Bubble Diagram — Page Rank