Your SlideShare is downloading. ×

Data visualization tools

574

Published on

Presenting data visually …

Presenting data visually
GDNet Presentation Skills Training for Awards and Medals Finalists
Manila, Philippines
17-18 June, 2013

0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
574
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
28
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide
  • Infographics and data viz are a form of ‘functional’ art. The form of the graphics used to encode your data depend on the function you want your graphic to do
  • Free downloadable manual from tacticaltech.org that offers an introduction to information design.
  • Fusion tables – upload your data (Ex. coffee production), merge with country boundaries, info window content
  • Transcript

    • 1. Information graphics and datavisualization
    • 2. Intro /definition• Encoding data and information using chart and graphics– They need to tell a story• Infographics tell stories; information visualization let readers discoverstories by themselves.– Explaining vs Presenting
    • 3. Key functions it supports• Tell your story, communicate• Convey abstract information in an easily digestible format; sensemaking• Analyze your data, present, compare, discover relations• Create shareable and social media friendly content
    • 4. How to use it• Main things to consider:– What function(s) is the information designed tosupport? What’s the goal?– Who is your intended audience?– What forms can you use?Source: Visualizing Information for Advocacy
    • 5. Where to start?• Analyze your data• Define your goal/message• Sort and sketch– overview first, zoom and filter, then details on demand• Test and tweak• Publish and disseminate
    • 6. Resources, and links• Visualizing Information for Advocacyhttp://www.tacticaltech.org/sites/tacticaltech.org/files/infodesign.pdf• Make Your Own Infographichttp://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog/2010/05/25/make-your-own-infographic
    • 7. Useful tools• Wordle – Generate “word clouds” from texthttp://www.wordle.net/• XTimeline – Create and explore timelineshttp://xtimeline.com/index.aspx• Creately – Easily draw diagrams onlinehttp://creately.com/• Infogr.am – Create interactive infographicshttp://infogr.am• ManyEyes – Upload your datahttp://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes
    • 8. Useful tools• Tableau - Windows-only software for creating colourful data visualisationshttp://www.tableausoftware.com/public/• Google Fusion Tables – Upload your data, visualize & collaboratehttp://www.google.com/fusiontables/Home/• Gapminder – Upload data, interactive chartshttp://www.gapminder.org/upload-data/• Visual.ly – a community for sharing infographics• Piktochart - http://piktochart.com/
    • 9. Credits• Julia Reich - Infographics & Data Visualization: Not YourGrandmother’s Pie Chart• Betty Allen - Presenting Complex Data Visually• Tactical Tech - Visualizing Information for Advocacy• KSToolkit – http://www.kstoolkit.org

    ×