Charts and Infographics

Charts and Infographics

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Projector
Design tool for social media posts, slides, infographics and other visual elements.

Everviz
Create and publish interactive, branded and responsive data visualizations for engaging visual storytelling. Used by newsrooms over the world. Powerful built-in accessibility support to reach out to an even bigger audience.

Sketch
Create, prototype, collaborate, and bring your ideas to life with the design platform used by over one million people — from freelancers, to the world’s largest teams.


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CHART- AND INFOGRAPHIC-MAKING TOOLS

Google Flourish
Turn spreadsheets into responsive visualizations, maps, interactives and more.

Google Public Data Explorer
Create interactive graphics using U.S. Census and other public data. No coding skills needed.

Data Visualisation Catalogue
Use templates to design and develop graphics using custom dashboards, reports and data extracts.

Datawrapper.de
Build simple interactive charts and graphics with this browser-based tool.

Workbench
A great all-in-one data viz tool. Scrape, sort, filter and design graphics in this free tool. Video on how it works.

Workbench Github Page: Tips

RStudio
RStudio makes R easier to use. It includes a code editor, debugging and visualization tools.

Python
Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics. Its high-level built in data structures, combined with dynamic typing and dynamic binding, make it very attractive for development, as well as for use as a scripting or glue language to connect existing components together.

First Python Notebook Course
A step-by-step guide to analyzing data with Python and the Jupyter Notebook.

Jupyter Notebook
Open-source software, open-standards, and services for interactive computing across dozens of programming languages.

Highcharts
Create interactive charts for your websites.

Venngage
Build static or interactive graphics with this tool.

Infogr.am
Basic interactive and static infographic maker. Good for making stand-alone charts, too.

VizyDrop
Create cool charts and visuals.

Visual.ly
Basic interactive and static infographic maker.

Easel.ly
Basic interactive and static infographic maker.



Timeline JS
Free, open source tool helps you build interactive timelines.

Tik Tok Vertical Timeline Tool

Adioma
Great static graphics in this free, browser-based tool.

Statpedia
Create simple interactive charts in your browser.

LocalFocus
Upload data and build charts in this browser interface.

DataViz.org
Drupal-based embeddable modules.

Autotune
Create charts, graphics, quizzes and other tools.

Plot.ly
Build interactive data visualizations and dashboards for the web.

Flot
Create interactive charts with a Javascript library.

Visme
Browser-based infographic-making tool.

Everviz
Create and publish interactive, branded and responsive data visualizations for engaging visual storytelling. Used by newsrooms over the world. Powerful built-in accessibility support to reach out to an even bigger audience.

Vega Data Visualization Program

Meta-Chart
Quickly make charts, graphs, etc.

Projector
Design tool for social media posts, slides, infographics and other visual elements.

Figma
Figma helps teams create, test, and ship better designs from start to finish.

Sketch
Create, prototype, collaborate, and bring your ideas to life with the design platform used by over one million people — from freelancers, to the world’s largest teams.

Chartist
Simple responsive charts. Will change the way the data is displayed based on the size screen it’s being viewed on.

Visme.co
Infographic and presentation tool that offers free and paid versions.

Sprites Infographic Tool
Free tools for creating animated infographics.

Mode
Allows you to reverse engineer analysis/visualizations in order to potentially take them in new directions.

Machete.io Data Viz Tool
Build some great data visualizations with this browser-based tool.

Chartbuilder
From Quartz, a simple, browser-based chart tool.

APM Research Lab: Voter Profile Tools
The latest available data on the demographic and economic characteristics of the potential electorate—from education and poverty levels, to racial and immigrant make-up, and much more.

Interact
Build visual quizzes.

AxisJS
Angular-based charting framework. a live-updating webapp enabling the creation of basic charts from spreadsheet data. Charts can currently be saved in SVG or PNG. Via aendrew.tumblr.com.

Twitter “Everyday Moments” Advertising Tool

Moodboard
Create simple moodboards.

AM Charts and Maps
Build great data visualizations with Javascript.

Chartsbin
Web-based data visualization tool.

Creately
Build collaborative flowcharts and graphics.

FourScore
Tool to graph reader sentiment.

ManyEyes
Data visualization creation tool.

Chart.js
Simple, clean and engaging charts for designers and developers.

Visage
Build cool interactive charts.

Raw
Cool data visualization tool. Build in your browser.

Github Data Visualization Tools Collection

Swarmize
A data viz development platform.

MobileV.is
Tool for building data visualizations on mobile.

Docubase Storytelling Tools
Resources from MIT.

PBS MediaShift: Data Storytelling to Engage Readers

Visual.ly
Another cool infographic, browser-based tool.

VennGage
Build infographics and simple charts. Combines some of the elements of Datawrapper and infogr.am.

Piktochart
Build cool infographics from templates. Allows for some interactive embeds. Good teaching tool.

Canvas JS
Build HTML 5 and JavaScript charts.

Forio Contour
Build interactive Javascript charts.


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Tablesaw: Build Responsive Tables

Odyssey.js
Platform to build interactive stories.

Tiki-Toki
Build cool timelines. In 3D!

Spicy Nodes

Lyra
Visualization tool without code.

Captricity
A low-cost data crunching tool that can be used to cheaply process paper forms into digital data.

Snappa.io Graphic Design Tool

TechanJs
Visual, technical analysis and charting library built on D3.

Datavisu.al
Charts and graphs. Templates or start from scratch

Domo
A more advanced business tool for creating mobile visualizations.

Dundas
Interactive visualization tool.

Meograph
Create 3D animations.

Visualize Free
Upload a data set from a spreadsheet to this free tool for charts, maps, diagrams, etc with a drag and drop designer.

Raw Graphs
Static visualization creation tool.

Knight Lab Tools Page
Links to current tools along with those in beta. Tools like StoryMap, Timeline JS, Juxtapose and more.

FastCharts
Build simple charts with this free, static, browser-based tool from Financial Times.

MindNode
Mind-mapping data viz tool.

The Next Web: The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

SocialExplorer
Build maps, data viz and charts using this tool. Has some data sets built into it.

Google Data GIF Maker
Use animation to show percentages, Trends breakdowns, etc. Export as high or low-res. Great for attaching to social media posts.

Textures.js
SVG patterns for data visualization projects.

ZingChart
Create Javascript charts.

Google AutoDraw
Draw on this interface and Google uses AI and machine learning to create logos and icons. Great for creating your own icons for maps.

TwoTone
Datavized and supported by the Google News Initiative, is a straightforward tool to sonify a dataset. Upload your data, select the metric, speed, and instrument, and you get a tune output.

Global Investigative Journalism Network: Data Journalism Tools
A comprehensive list of data tools.

Tuesday Tech Tools: Data Visualization Resources

Free or cheap data tools for newsrooms


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