Six data visualization tools you should know

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The following are notes from a BU storytelling with data workshop led by Storybench editor Aleszu Bajak. The full presentation can be accessed here.

Google Spreadsheets

Public health expenditure (top countries)

Digiday, for example, is using embedded interactive charts from Google Spreadsheets.

Chartbuilder

Public health expenditure (top countries)

chart

Plot.ly

Raw

final copy

CartoDB

label

 

Adobe Creative Suite (free trial)


fue

 

For more information on data visualization tools and an introduction to the practice, flip through Aleszu’s full presentation here.

Storybench’s editor is Aleszu Bajak, a science journalist and former Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. He is an alum of Science Friday, the founder of LatinAmericanScience.org, and is passionate about breaking down the divide between journalists, developers and designers.

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