Learn to create simple matrix diagram in PowerPoint. Follow our simple step by step instruction to create this useful diagram for your business presentations.
The Matrix PowerPoint Diagram you’ll learn to create is:
This 2X2 Matrix diagram is quite useful to portray common business concepts like – Risk matrix, BCG matrix, Ansoff Growth Matrix etc. The diagram is quite simple to create. Let us learn the steps right away.
Step 1: Create the matrix
Go to Auto Shapes menu and pick the ‘Rectangle’ tool. Create a square while holding the Shift tab. Make 3 more copies of the square. Arrange the four squares in the form of a matrix as shown below:
Step 2: Create the labels
Pick the ‘Round Same Side Corner Rectangle’ tool from Rectangles option in Auto shapes menu. Move the top yellow diamond handle completely to the left to get maximum curvature in the corners as shown here:
Make 3 more copies of the shape and arrange them as labels for the matrix you created in ‘Step 1’. To rotate the shape, you may go to ‘Arrange’ -> Rotate -> Rotate Left 90°.
The result will be as follows:
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Step 3: Add the finishing touches
The last step is to polish the diagram to give it a professional look. Select each of the squares and apply quick style of your choice. Apply quick style to the labels too.
When you add a bit of sheen to the squares and add relevant text to the labels and squares your matrix PowerPoint chart gets ready:
Tip: Follow this article to learn how to add sheen to objects.
Variation of Matrix chart:
You can choose to color the squares in one shade instead of using multiple colors as shown above. You can differentiate the square you want to talk about – by altering its color.
Once you learn to create the base diagram, you can experiment with different shading options.
You can also create different number of matrices like we have done here in our PowerPoint 2 CEO Pack Bundle.
Here is an example of applying 3D formatting to the diagram and using it as a consulting diagram:
You can create simple product comparison tables with the same technique:
Here is another table template from matrix diagram templates section of CEO Pack 1.
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