Venn Diagrams are illustrations used in the branch of mathematics known as set theory. They show the mathematical or logical relationship between different groups of things (sets).
A Venn Diagram was introduced by the British philosopher and mathematician John Venn
(1834-1923) in 1881 and visually shows all the possible logical relations between the sets. This diagram can be interpreted as the relationships of sets which may have some (but not all) elements in common.
Example 1. Venn Diagram - Relationship Marketing
The combined area of sets in a Venn Diagram is called the union of sets. Sometimes there is a rectangle around the Venn diagram to show the space of all possible elements. This rectangle represents so-called Universal set. A Venn Diagram is usually used to divide up two or more objects to highlight similarities and differences.
Venn Diagrams visualize all the possible logical relations between sets. They are used to illustrate simple set relationships in logic, statistics, mathematics, sociology, philosophy, marketing, etc. Venn Diagrams are also commonly used to visually summarize the status and future viability of a project.
Example 3. Venn Diagram - Sustainable Development
There are some similar diagram types, based on Venn Diagram:
- Euler diagrams similar to Venn Diagrams, but they may not describe all the possible relations.
- Johnston diagrams, which are used to illustrate statements in propositional logic, such as "Neither A nor B is true", and are a visual way of illustrating truth tables.
- Karnaugh maps or Veitch diagram are another way of visually representing Boolean expressions.
- Peirce diagrams, devised by Charles Peirce, are extensions to Venn diagrams which include information on existential statements, disjunctive information, probabilities, and relations.
Example 3. Venn Diagram - Knowledge
This simple example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Business Diagrams Solution. It shows the use of Venn Diagram to compare two people groups. One circle represents all the information people know about the stock market in Britain, the other circle represents all the information they know about stock market in Germany. Any features the two areas share can be written in the intersection of the circles. The result shows at a glance what the two markets have in common and what features are different.
Use Business Diagrams solution to quick and easy design your own Venn Diagram of any complexity.
The Venn Diagrams designed with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are vector graphic documents and are available for reviewing, modifying, converting to a variety of formats (image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash or MS Visio), printing and send via e-mail in one moment.
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There are many tools to manage a process or to illustrate an algorithm or a workflow. Flowcharting is one of those tools. However, it may be difficult to show complex processes that require multiple attributes or several people in a simple flowchart, so a cross-functional flowchart would be a solution for that situation. To create such flowchart, group processes and steps to labeled rows or columns, and divide those groups with horizontal or vertical parallel lines. It is worth mentioning that there are different types of cross-functional flowcharts, like opportunity or deployment flowchart.
This diagram shows a cross-functional flowchart that was made for a trading process. It contains 14 processes, distributed through 5 lines depicting the participants who interact with the process. Also there are connectors that show the data flow of information between processes. The cross-functional flowchart displays a detailed model of the trading process, as well as all participants in the process and how they interact with each other. The lines in the flowchart indicates the position, department and role of the trading process participants.
Picture: Cross-Functional Flowchart
As concept map consists from conception-blocks and links between them, you can use ConceptDraw library objects and add to a document as much objects as you need. ConceptDraw tools let you to edit, group, move objects, change their appearance and add text signs and raster or vector pictures.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Concept Maps Solution from the "Diagrams" Area is effective tool for creating professional looking Concept Maps.
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Create value stream maps - for value stream analysis and value stream management, material and information flow mapping, using our quick start templates included with ConceptDraw.
Picture: Best Value Stream Mapping mac Software
UML Apartment Plan. This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the UML Class Diagram library of the Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
This sample show the detailed plan of the apartment and is used by building companies, design apartments, real estate agencies, at the buying / selling of the realty.
Picture: UML Class Diagram Example - Apartment Plan
Create flowcharts, organizational charts, bar charts, line graphs, and more with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM.
Picture: Basic Diagramming
ConceptDraw offers you a number of ready-made organizational chart templates which you can use in your drawing. They are grouped in topical sets as organizational chart template files.
Use the Organizational Charts Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM to create your own Organizational Charts of any complexity quick, easy and effective.
The Organizational Charts designed with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are vector graphic documents and are available for reviewing, modifying, converting to a variety of formats (image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash or MS Visio XML), printing and send via e-mail in one moment.
Picture: Organizational Chart Templates