Data Visualization Tools We learnt on 3rd Day of Jeff’s Workshop

Infogr.am

  • Merits:
  1. A fast tool to make an eye-tracking chart, used in American news organizations;
  2. Free themes to choose;
  3. Good color palette;
  4. Interactive charts;
  5. Add title, subtitle, body text and etc.
  • Shortcoming:
  1. Could not adjust size of callout and numbers along the axis;
  2. The callout would not show if the portion of the pie chart is so small;
  3. The map’s color is distributed randomly, not in a pattern.

Silk.co

It is a very good tool with fancy communications between users and the software. You could publish your story online with this tool.

StoryMapJS

It is a very good tool to tell stories with maps and media.

 


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