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1. Simplify your data presentation.
Less is more. Only include data relevant to your argument.
2. You don't need to be a designer or programmer to generate visualizations.
There are dozens of data visualization tools available. Explore our provided examples to start your project. It's likely that one will fit your needs.
3. Pay attention to the data visualization trends in your disciplines.
Every discipline has a different expectation for data visualization. Consult with your advisor on seeking discipline-specific advice.
Data Visualization tools
Create infographics using a web interface, without requiring specialized design software.
Google Fusion Tables
Generate maps and charts from datasets using a easy-to-use Google Apps interface.
Use geo-tagged datasets to create your own customized mapping visualizations. You must request access from IT
in order to create an account.
Visualize airline flight routes between various destinations. Minor customizations of lines, colors and map projections are possible.
Open source software that generates visualizations based on data relationships. Heavily used in the digital humanities. Steeper learning curve than other online tools.
Beautiful Charts & Graphs:
Intro to Data Visualization
Examples of Data Visualization
Examples of professionally designed data visualization. Should provide inspiration for employing best practices in your own data visualization.
User-generated compilation of infographics.
This subreddit focuses on pure data visualization as opposed to curated infographics.
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