• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Finally, you can manage your Google Docs, uploads, and email attachments (plus Dropbox and Slack files) in one convenient place. Claim a free account, and in less than 2 minutes, Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) can automatically organize your content for you.


Tell Your Story

Page history last edited by Tara Richerson 3 years, 10 months ago

New tools for data visualization are frequently released. Many are free, some can be downloaded (vs. web 2.0), and others evolve with time. The ones described below are a fraction of what is available.


You can find more listed on my Pinboard account: https://pinboard.in/u:tlricherson. Use the tags, such as "data," "visualization," and "tools" to filter the results.




Build a story

  • Read Resonate by Nancy Duarte to "present visual stories that transform audiences."
  • Extend your knowledge base by developing SlideDocs for effective visual documents.
  • Learn more about how to prepare and visualize information with this free e-book from Trina Chiasson.



Prepare your data


Select a chart

  • Read about the basics of chart design.  
  • Choosing a Good Chart from the Extreme Presentation Method can help you decide which visualization format best suits your data. This downloadable one-sheet is available in multiple languages. You can also purchase a set of chart choosers about the Graphic Continuum.

  • A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods gives you several categories and examples of ways to use information, as does the data visualization catalogue.

  • The original Many Eyes was a web-based tool with a variety of both familiar and unfamiliar ways to visualize both quantitative and qualitative data. IBM is now resuscitating the site as Watson Analytics. Sign-up for an account to get started.

  • Exploratree gives you many choices for graphic organizers---a great way to begin moving into more visualizations.

  • The definitive site for free visual tools and devices also includes support tools. It is maintained by Karl Gude of Michigan State University's School of Journalism. 



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