The top 20 data visualisation tools One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practise – and to practise, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualisations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already. Advertisement
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50 Great Examples of Data Visualization Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter.
Free Vector Infographic Kit This week’s freebie is a huge vector set for creating infographics. Included in the package are over 50 elements, ranging from graphs and charts to maps and symbols. Let your infographic stand out with these bold and beautiful infographic resources. Infographic Thinking in Singapore “America in Africa: guardia e ladri” (“America in Africa: cops and robbers”), published in IL, September 2012 and “Ayatollah”, published in IL, March 2013 won the Silver Medal for Best Information Graphic at the 2013 Society of Publication Designers (SPD) 48th Annual Award. Both infographic spreads were developed collaboratively between IL Art Director Francesco Franchi and participants of the two “Infographic Thinking” workshops by Gestalten. The evolution of information stands at the intersection between the visualization and critical interpretation of data. With technology advancing at such rapid speed, and the way we consume and digest information constantly evolving, designers are challenged to embrace new editorial formats, platforms, and visual languages. An emergence of visual journalists and graphic editors are tackling this task and reinventing news on paper through a new form of journalistic expression.
The Lists, To-dos and Illustrated Inventories of Great Artists by Maria Popova What a 21-point scale of self-confidence has to do with Adolf Konrad’s carry-on and Picasso’s favorite artists. We’ve previously taken a voyeuristic look inside the notebooks and sketchbooks of great creators and, today, we turn to an even more private facet of the creative self: the list. Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists’ Enumerations from the Collections of the Smithsonian Museum offers a surprisingly intriguing glimpse of some of the 20th century’s most remarkable creators — including Pablo Picasso, Joseph Cornell, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Andrew Wyeth and Janice Lowry, among dozens of others — revealing their personal habits, priorities and decision-making schemata through the lens of the seemingly mundane and, in the process, demystifying artmaking and the creative life. Eero Saarinen's list of Aline Bernstein's good qualities, ca. 1954.
Best Infographics of 2010 - VisualEconomics.com Share this infographic on your website, simply copy and paste the source code in the box below to your website. The average American consumes a LOT of food and beverage over the course of a year. Just how much, you ask? 10 Outstanding Social Media Infographics Nobody has time to read anymore, right? Every day we are all inundated with more and more information overload coming from credible and yet to be verified sources. Where can Internet users find relief? Answer: the infographic. Infographics are a wonderful mix of key data and visualization that can really bring the message home if put together correctly. Guest Post: The Future of Data Visualization Data is everywhere - and readily accessible The open data movement is finally beginning to have some real impact. Governments are beginning to open up and give people access to the data they have rights to. Some corporations are realizing they don’t need to keep closed doors on all of their data, especially if they are doing the right thing anyway. The number of places to find open data on the web is growing rapidly, and shows no signs of slowing.
20 infographics from 20 Brazilian publications Brazil’s main infographic event, INFOLIDE, is set to open its doors tomorrow (18/10), in São Paulo. Among the many attractions, Jaime Serra, the Spanish infographic designer elected as the best of the past 20 years, at Malofiej20. Serra is set to speak Saturday about his experience for an audience of information design students and professionals. He will also be giving a workshop untitled “Infographics can’t be Art, but Art can be Infographic“. Jaime Serra is joined by other important figures of the Brazilian editorial and information design scene to help accomplishing what the organization expects to be the best event of its kind in the country, and even perhaps in South America . Formerly known as LIDE, the name change translates the continuing growth and success of the past five editions, and reflects a new moment, one in which information design takes its rightful place as the center theme of the event.
Data Visualization: Modern Approaches - Smashing Magazine Data presentation can be beautiful, elegant and descriptive. There is a variety of conventional ways to visualize data – tables, histograms, pie charts and bar graphs are being used every day, in every project and on every possible occasion. However, to convey a message to your readers effectively, sometimes you need more than just a simple pie chart of your results. In fact, there are much better, profound, creative and absolutely fascinating ways to visualize data.
35 Great Social Media Infographics 35 Great Social Media Infographics [Note: I recently updated this compilation to include some more recent visualizations... you can see it here.] Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. As you probably know, infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. They illustrate information that would be unwieldy in text form and they act as a kind of visual shorthand, making information easy to understand and consume.