A Lotus Diagram is a 9*9 grid that moves outwards from the center, getting more specific as we radiate outwards. As the below Lotus example illustrates, we start in the center, depicting the main idea or the problem we are trying to solve. You can see the center square says, "Key Question." The next step is to take each of your eight areas for investigation and place these in the center squares of the outer 3*3 squares. It should be noted here that the final task is to find potential approaches related to each of these investigation areas, finding the factors and solutions.