Using Wordle to find key themes

Submitted by East Zora Menno... on April 21, 2013 - 4:40pm
Key themes from a community conversation at a church outside of kitchener

We ended up with a total of ten pages of notes from these discussions.  To help us pull out the key themes from these conversations we used the tool wordle to highlight in a graphic the most used words.

As you can see from the graphic above, our conversations were dominated by the themes of community and people.  But we found this overshadowed some of the nuances of the dicsussion so we removed those two words along with the words experience and EZ that also came up a bunch and created a new wordle.

This graphic is a beautiful snapshot of the richness that came out of our discussions.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.