The affinity diagram organizes a large number of ideas into their natural relationships. It is the organized output from a brainstorming session
. Use it to generate, organize, and consolidate information related to a product, process, complex issue, or problem. After generating ideas, group them according to their affinity, or similarity. This idea creation method
taps a team’s creativity and intuition. It was created in the 1960s by Japanese anthropologist Jiro Kawakita.
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