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How to Use ChatGPT to Create Amazing Venn Diagrams (With Prompt)

  • Sean 

Venn diagrams are an excellent tool for visually representing relationships between ideas, and with ChatGPT’s help, you can create them in a few simple steps.

When it comes to learning there is definitely value to Venn diagrams. Not only do they help in understanding complex concepts and relationships, but they also make it easier to compare and contrast different ideas. With ChatGPT’s powerful natural language processing capabilities, creating Venn diagrams has become even simpler and more intuitive.

With that being said, let’s get into how you can actually generate these using ChatGPT.

How to Use ChatGPT to Create Venn Diagrams

Using this process I can generate a Venn diagram on a set of topics in just a few minutes. Importantly, there are other very visual ways to learn using ChatGPT. For instance, I have an entire article on how you can use ChatGPT to create amazing mind maps if you are curious about the visual learning use cases of ChatGPT.

With that aside, let’s get into the first step of creating Venn diagrams using ChatGPT, using a good prompt.

1. Use a Venn diagram prompt in ChatGPT

The first step in this process is to use a good prompt that generates the similarities and differences and the number of things being compared. Luckily, I have already done this for you, designing these prompts can be tricky.

Venn Diagram Prompt

Generate text for a venn diagram using keywords.
Use this information as a general topic. Compare each of them separately and then give all the commonalities in list form. Then list out what is unique for each set. Use short phrases.
Number of sets: 2
Set 1: [Topic to compare]
Set 2: [Topic to compare]

If you want to compare more things you will need to edit the number of sets to be more and then add another set to the list of sets within the prompt. I have another example below that compares three topics as well.

Here are the results of comparing 2 topics using this prompt. For the sake of example, I just compared animals and plants.

Want more topics? Here are the results comparing 3 things, here I added the topic of rocks to the prompt and increased the number of sets to 3.

Here’s the modified prompt I used for increasing the number of topics.

Generate text for a venn diagram using keywords.
Use this information as a general topic. Compare each of them separately and then give all the commonalities in list form. Then list out what is unique for each set. Use short phrases.
Number of sets: 3
Set 1: [Topic to compare]
Set 2: [Topic to compare]
Set 3: [Topic to compare]

Now that you have the prompts, you can generate Venn diagrams essentially about whatever topics you want. Now it’s time to quickly put this into a visual format.

2. Open Canva’s free Venn diagram creator

My favorite quick visual solution is Canva’s free Venn diagram creator. You can turn your ChatGPT text into a Venn diagram in just a few minutes using this tool.

3. Use a Venn diagram template

Canva is very intuitive and easy to use. All you need to do is select a template on the left side of the screen. Here is the template I used. Its free and very easy to modify.

You will need to use a different one if you are comparing more than 2 topics though.

You may need to increase the size of the actual diagram so that your text can fit and also shrink the text. You can also see why I made the prompt use concise language now. These online Venn diagram tools have limited real estate.

Here are the results I got using this template for the topic of plants and animals.

Pretty good right?

Taking any set of topics, I can very quickly generate a Venn diagram in only a few minutes using this prompt in conjunction with Canva’s free online tool.

But are there still learning benefits to creating Venn Diagrams like this? I think there are, we just need to be aware that using ChatGPT for it is a bit more passive in nature.

Learning Benefits of Venn Diagrams

Here are some key learning benefits of creating Venn diagrams.

  1. Clarity and Organization: Venn diagrams help to organize complex information in a clear and concise way. They allow students to see the relationships between different concepts and ideas, making it easier to understand and remember important information.
  2. Critical Thinking: Creating a Venn diagram requires critical thinking skills, as students must compare and contrast different sets of data and identify similarities and differences. This helps to develop analytical skills and encourages students to think creatively about how different ideas are related.
  3. Logical Reasoning: Venn diagrams are a great tool for developing logical reasoning skills. By using logic to create and analyze Venn diagrams, students learn to reason deductively and develop skills that can be applied across a wide range of subjects.

While ChatGPT can certainly generate very good Venn diagrams, it’s important to note that the learning benefits of creating Venn diagrams may not be as strong when using a language model like ChatGPT compared to creating them yourself. It is inherently more passive than creating it entirely on your own.

That being said, ChatGPT can still be a useful tool for generating Venn diagrams quickly and efficiently. You can still gain these learning benefits if you treat your ChatGPT Venn diagrams as a starting point. You just need to critically evaluate and edit your Venn diagrams to gain these learning benefits.

By doing this you can both learn and save time.