WHERE TO GO NEXT?—VISUALIZATION RESOURCES
If you aren't sure how to visualize your data or idea, here are a few web resources to help you:
- Many Eyes: An experimental website by IBM Research and the IBM Cognos software group. Upload your data, choose a visualization, and then make a screenshot! There are currently 20 different types of visualizations to choose from.
- Chart Chooser by Juice Analytics: This is a web engine with the slogan “Your data meant for action.” There are currently 17 different types of charts available. Unlike the previous engine, you choose the visualization type first and upload the data second. You can also download the results in PowerPoint!
- Periodic Table of Visualization Methods: This site is a smorgasbord of 100 visualization methods in 6 categories. Not all of them are applicable to slides, but some are definitely fun. If you're bored and want something novel and groundbreaking, don't go here, because you will lose half of your day browsing.