There are tonnes of ways to visualize data from the common histogram/bar charts all the way to tree maps. However, the following tools showcase some of the most frequented websites for their specific visualizations (with the exception of #8).
For the laymen, data like this will not mean anything at all. Are we sure that this is a program to visualise things like Households – year built/moved in etc when we only selected 3 verticals?
If tag clouds are your kind of thing, Wordle is simple to use. All you need to do is key in the words and a set of weights to show which words should go first.
3. Visual Eyes
VisualEyes is web-based authoring tool developed at the University of Virginia to weave images, maps, charts, video and data into highly interactive and compelling dynamic visualizations. It is not very easy or user friendly but definitely gets the work done.
Automatically gets “word clouds” out of your Twitter handle (most used etc)- it takes some time for it to populate but does the trick by enabling multiple font , colours, shapes and sizes changes.
Get bubble charts to move according to a timeline- Hans Rosling style. Very easy to use and free.
Tableau Public is the web-based, publicly accessible version of Tableau Desktop which enables you to create interactive visualisations and embed them into your website. You cannot save it on your desktop though.
ERP, CRM data to visualise? No problem, QlikView can take care of it. At least that’s what the video says. It is a dashboard for all sorts of business numbers.
Crowdsource your way to data visualisations sounds very interesting to us. They have just launched at the end of May 2011 but have already got some people signing up for the service. Based in Austria- we are looking forward to pretty graphics in charts and graphs.
Is there any less-common data visualization (other than histograms, line charts) that you use constantly in your presentations? We’d love to hear about it!