Teachers use Venn diagrams to show students the similarities and differences between groups of things: animal families, language learning (differences in spelling/pronunciation/meaning), countries’ cultures, story and character elements in literature, etc.
User experience designers can use Venn diagrams to classify user groups based on their needs and the features they want to use of the software.
Project managers will often use Venn diagrams to illustrate and then choose what features they want to work on in their projects – minimum, ideal, practical – or by grouping feature requests by their different stakeholder groups.
HR staff can use Venn diagrams in a number of ways. For examples, they can visualize the overlap of responsibilities between departments, locations or teams to help onboard new staff more effectively; ensure that professional development activities is evenly planned for all departments or groups of employees. They can also be used to encourage staff balance their time and prioritize effectively.
Content creators and managers, including marketing employees, graphics designers and corporate publications staff often include Venn diagrams in their infographics and presentations.
Database administrators and programmers use Venn diagrams to plan how to classify the information their databases hold, so that people can filter results and find what they are searching for.
Medical researchers, doctors and psychologists use Venn diagrams all the time to classify and contrast illnesses and disorders based on shared symptoms or genes.
Customers may create a Venn diagram when deciding which of two or more (expensive) products or services to purchase. Make it easy for them, and create one for them!