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30 Simple Tools For Data Visualization

30 Simple Tools For Data Visualization | visual data | Scoop.it
Need a simple tool to create a fantastic data visualization? Here are 30.

There have never been more technologies available to collect, examine, and render data. Here are 30 different notable pieces of data visualization software good for any designer's repertoire. They're not just powerful; they're easy to use. In fact, most of these tools feature simple, point-and-click interfaces, and don’t require that you possess any particular coding knowledge or invest in any significant training.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 20, 9:55 AM

Love the colors, great tools.

Anne Pascucci, MPA, CRA's curator insight, July 21, 9:47 AM

Nice resource

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A Visualization of Global “Brain Drain” in Science Inspired by Abstract Art

A Visualization of Global “Brain Drain” in Science Inspired by Abstract Art | visual data | Scoop.it

Mapping the global flow of scientific talent by way of Mondrian and Kandinsky.


After their wonderful visual timeline of the future based on famous fiction and visual history of the Nobel Prize, Italian information visualization designer Giorgia Lupi and her team at Accurat are back with another exclusive English version of a piece originally designed for La Lettura, the Sunday literary supplement of an Italian newspaper— this time exploring the phenomenon of global “brain drain” in science, with an eye towards understanding the reasons why researchers might choose to leave their countries of origin and pursue careers elsewhere.

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40 Beautiful Infographic Designs

40 Beautiful Infographic Designs | visual data | Scoop.it
An information graphic in its simplest form is a visual interpretation of data.

Though an incredibly useful form of data presentation, infographics have traditionally been an underwhelming sector of the design world.

That being said, there are some brilliant designers out there who have turned this form of data visualization into beautiful and creative works of art.

In appreciation of those designers who find beauty in data, here is a collection of 40 curated infographic designs that aim to inspire...

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Nigel Holmes on 50 Years of Designing Infographics

Nigel Holmes on 50 Years of Designing Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it
Nigel Holmes is one of the first information designers to bring data visualization to a large, mainstream audience.

He worked at Time magazine from 1978 to 1994 creating “explanation graphics,” visualizations that not only presented information but also explained concepts. In 1995, he left Time to start his own illustration company and has worked with companies such as Apple, Nike, Visa, the Smithsonian, and Netflix.

He recently took the time to answer some of our questions about good and bad data visualization, how the introduction of the computer has affected illustration, and his path to becoming an artist...

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9 Infographics for Designers

9 Infographics for Designers | visual data | Scoop.it

The use of visual design elements can simplify complex information and make it easier to digest.

This collection of infographics for designers covers topics from SEO tips to logo evolution and a Serif vs. Sans battle.

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The 5 Key Ingredients of Great Infographics

The 5 Key Ingredients of Great Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it
Everyone wants a great infographic. Generic as it sounds, it's overwhelmingly true.

Commissioners — the companies that hire designers or design firms to create infographics — want great results, whether it’s social media sharing, coverage by large websites and media or even achieving specific goal conversion rates. Designers want to work on and ultimately create a great piece that they are proud to include in their portfolio. And end users… well, they just like to look at great things that are beautiful, informative, original and shareable, ideally all at once. So how do you make a great infographic?


Much has been discussed about creating viral infographics and the role that story, data and design play, but viral doesn’t always equal “great” in a more conservative sense: a solid, informative, ethical piece that is beautifully designed and flawlessly executed.

Creating an infographic that is successful in the eyes of the client, design firm and audience is often elusive — but not impossible. At Visual.ly, the process starts out each project trying to do just that, and from the most successful projects (and the experience of going through not-so-successful ones), they extrapolated what are the key ingredients of producing infographics with the desired results.


Read further to learn more about the 5 key elements, including and how they each contribute to successful visualizations:

  • the idea
  • the data
  • willingness to let go & refine/filter data
  • honesty and humility
  • trust
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Infographic: A Graphic Tribute To The Designer’s Life

Infographic: A Graphic Tribute To The Designer’s Life | visual data | Scoop.it
Creative workplaces are a unique breed, and more (and more and more) attention is being paid to the logistics of their layouts and design, ensuring that they are engineered to accommodate room for both productivity and play.

But what of those intangible qualities inherent to the non-traditional office experience? Of pressure, heart, pitching, and sacrifice? Grid London’s Ashwin Patel explores these kinds of component parts in his new print, A Studio Life...

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15 Useful Infographics For Designers And Developers

15 Useful Infographics For Designers And Developers | visual data | Scoop.it

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly,[1] such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. With an information graphic, computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians develop and communicate concepts using a single symbol to process information. In this article you will find 15 useful infographics for designers and developers.

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