Use Euler Diagram to Illustrate Overlapping Itemsin PowerPoint

Use Euler Diagram to Illustrate Overlapping Items in PowerPoint

Last Updated on March 8, 2024 by Rosemary

Looking for a way to explain relationships between sets or groups? An Euler diagram is a great visual way to present connections among objects by a set of shapes. Check out 5 cases where such a diagram will help you show complex concepts and relations in an easy-to-understand way.

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But first, why the Euler diagram?

Difference between Venn & Euler Diagrams explained

Euler Diagram is particularly useful for explaining complex hierarchies and overlapping definitions. The location of shapes represents relationships among several parameters or variables. They are similar to Venn diagrams (for comparison see examples in this Venn Diagram Template), however, the Euler diagram presents only relevant existing combinations, while the Venn diagram shows all possible overlapping possibilities, even if there are no items in common.

Euler diagrams will help you to include, exclude, and intersect results in simple visual schematics supporting your analysis and conclusions that as a result may be clearly evaluated by the audience.

Check the following cases of how you can illustrate complex ideas and relations using Euler diagram visuals. In the end, you’ll find a practical step-by-step guide on how to visualize Supranational European Bodies.

Usage example: Euler Diagram explaining the British Isles

Euler Diagram Explaining British Isles UK, Ireland Relationships with Country Maps

To show complex connections between objects, you can use such a slide with mapped relations. We illustrated the difference and connections between the British Isles (a group of islands in the North Atlantic off the north-western coast of continental Europe) and British Islands (the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; the Bailiwick of Guernsey; the Bailiwick of Jersey; the Isle of Man).

Present features of the right candidate

The Right Candidate Features - HR Example 3 Talent Management Categories Leadership, Experience, Professional Skills

If you want to show three needed characteristics, consider using such an Euler diagram. In our example, we presented the needed features for the candidate profile: Leadership Qualities, Professional Skills, and Experience. It’s always a good idea to support text with symbols: icons of compass, tools, and stars illustrate 3 talent management categories.

Visualize shared customer promise

Customer Promise of Volkswagen AG Group Shared Customer Promise of 3 Various Brands Euler Diagram Usage Example

To be sure every detail is included and the slide is still readable, illustrate such compound concepts as customer promise with a diagram. On the slide, you can see the brand promise example case of Volkswagen car maker. See how the diagram covers elements as Integrity, Functionality, Reliability, Affordability, Prestige, and Quality, visualized with different icons and colors.

Show shared services in company divisions

Multi-division Enterprise Back Office Structure Euler 3 Divisions Shared Service Centers Among Providing IT, HR Support Diagram Usage Example

If you need to present dependencies between company areas, like a multi-division enterprise structure, the Euler diagram can be a good visual tool for that.

On the slide above, you can see the diagram, illustrating three divisions of shared service centers providing IT and HR support.

Explain sorting criteria using the Euler diagram

Office Location Euler Diagram Usage Example 3 Criteria for Best Office Location - Social, Economical and Environmental

To present motives and reasons behind your decision, you can use a slide with a diagram and a place for notes.

In our slide example, you can see how we showed three criteria for the best office location – social, economic, and environmental reasons.

Guide on how to create Euler diagram infographics to show Supranational European Bodies

Check out a quick guide showing how you can transform a standard table with grouping tags into a visually pleasing infographic with easy-to-see relationships. You can see an example where we visualized Supranational European Bodies, which you can reuse for describing any complex connections.

1. Prepare rectangle shapes filled with different colors and opacity to make overlap visible.

guide on creating euler PPT diagram first step

2. Position rectangles to express separate and common areas of EU, Schengen Area, EEA, etc.

guide on creating euler PPT diagram second step

3. Place country names in the proper section showing membership to EEA, EU, Schengen, etc.

guide on creating euler PPT diagram third step

4. Highlight the group you talk about, e.g. current Eurozone countries.

guide on creating euler PPT diagram final step

See the whole step-by-step instruction on our YouTube channel:

Resource: Euler Diagrams of Set Relationship

The examples above are only a part of our Euler diagrams PPT collection. You can reuse our predesigned diagrams and tailor them to your needs in order to upgrade your presentation slides or any document. Our templates will help you depict various kinds of data and information in a more appealing manner. We also included detailed instructions on how to alter the content, colors, look and feel of our slides. Click on the button to see the full slides deck:

Euler Relationship PPT Diagrams

Want to do even more customizing? Diagrams and charts from this collection of professionally designed editable diagram templates might help you take your next PowerPoint further and will make the process of preparing the next presentation less time-consuming.

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