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The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools. Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup.

The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it faster, but you can also observe interesting patterns that wouldn’t be apparent from looking only at stats. All Killer, No Filler This one’s different, trust us. To make the tedious task of making beautiful charts and maps easier, I’ve made the list of best data visualization tools available for the job. Let’s get started! For Developers D3.js D3.js, short for ‘Data Driven Documents’, is the first name that comes to mind when we think of a Data Visualization Software. It doesn’t ship with pre-built charts out of the box, but has a nice gallery which showcases what’s possible with D3.

FusionCharts FusionCharts has probably the most exhaustive collection of charts and maps. Chart.js Google Charts Highcharts Leaflet dygraphs Datawrapper. Combinazioni colori. For all who ♥ color. PICOL - Pictorial Communication Language - Icons & Pictorgrams. 7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint by @itseugenec. 3 Legendary Design Decks Every Presenter Should Read. Business presentations have come a long way: Gone are the days of bullet points and stock photos.

3 Legendary Design Decks Every Presenter Should Read

If you want to succeed as a presenter today, you must get visual. You never saw Steve Jobs presenting any of those PowerPoint templates, now did you? Whether you're new to design or a pro, we can all be inspired and improve upon our presentations. Design firm Empowered Presentations shared with us what they consider to be the 3 best decks on presentation design. Advice from Seth Godin: Avoiding “Really Bad PowerPoint” This deck combats the notion that presentations are inherently a negative experience.

Recreating the NSA Slides When the NSA slides leaked, designer Emiland De Cubber took a creative stab and redesigned the top-secret slides. Design Mistakes to Avoid This deck gives a direct explanation for why your PowerPoint didn’t turn out well: “It’s not the program that sucks, it’s you.” READ MORE: Designing for Mobile: 3 Decks Every UX Designer Should Download. FREE Multimedia Version of Resonate. I’m so excited to release a free multimedia version of my book Resonate.

FREE Multimedia Version of Resonate

As the first author to release a business book on interactive platforms, I’m hoping to change the way readers experience content. I understand the media conundrum authors are facing: visual books are extremely popular, but publishers haven’t figured out how to turn them into compelling digital experiences. I found that there wasn’t one single distribution platform that works on desktop and devices that’s easy to build in or to use. We’re in an era when publishers need to become their own agencies, and agencies need to be publishers. I believe so deeply in presenting content in a way that’s customized to the reader that I decided to offer this version of Resonate free of charge.

The multimedia version includes immersive video, beautiful graphics, audio, quizzes and interactive widgets that let you interact with the analysis of famous speeches. Click here to explore the book! Why I Did It. Color Trends + Palettes. Delicious - a free font from exljbris Font Foundry. Delicious The Delicious is a font I designed because of my admiration for typography.

Delicious - a free font from exljbris Font Foundry

It got a bit out of hand and in two years it resulted in a complete font family. Free download Mac (Type1) Download. Please do not refer to this download link, only to this page. Handpicked free fonts for graphic designers with commercial-use licenses. 10 free tools for creating infographics. For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words.

10 free tools for creating infographics

Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love the best infographics. The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Creating something beautiful and instantly understandable in Photoshop CC is often beyond the limits that time allows. Which is why it's occasionally useful to use a quick and dirty infographics tool to speed up the process. We've selected our favourites here. 01. Canva's a powerful and easy-to-use online tool that's suitable for all manner of design tasks, from brochures to presentations and much more besides, with a vast library of images, icons, fonts and features to choose from. 10 free tools for creating infographics. 06.

10 free tools for creating infographics

Visual.ly Visual.ly is a community platform for data visualization and infographics set up in 2011. It allows you both to create infographics and get them shared on social media. The website is also able to match those commissioning infographics - including brands, companies and agencies - with its community over more than 35,000 designers. Piktochart.

Create and share visual ideas online. Compfight / A Flickr Search Tool.