DATA VISUALIZATION RESOURCES
Creating a nice visualization is not a nice-to-have, but an integral part of the process. Many companies still have no idea how to create clear and interactive graphs to easily understand their data. So, working to improve the visualization aspect of your job can really put you ahead of other candidates and can help your company to grow faster than its competitors.
And honestly, we don't want to see anything like this anymore.
How can you even call this a graph? Source: data is ugly on reddit.
In Singapore, the Straits Times is the leader in the sector. Its data journalism articles are incredibly nice and extremely playful. Here is the latest one about the Marvel universe, for example. But you can find many more articles here.
The interactive Marvel Universive article by the Straits Times.
DATA VISUALIZATION TOOLS
NO CODING REQUIRED
Tableau Public is one of the most famous visualization tools. It's very simple to use with its drag-and-drop system. You can easily create dashboards and graphs to share on your blog, social media channels, or whitepapers. It's optimized to visualize data from different devices and it's mobile friendly. In addition, it integrates with several data sources, including Hadoop, Amazon AWS, My SQL, SAP, and Teradata. The only issue with this tool might be that you can't share the files privately, but you have to publish it first on their cloud.
Price: Free (with premium options)
ggplot2 is a data visualization platform that uses R as the main programming language. It's over 10 years old and it's used by hundreds of millions of people to make plots. Since it's quite an old platform, it's easy to find tutorials on the website and you can create several unique and colorful designs. As a first impression, it seems quite plain, but it comes with lots of extensions to allow you to do whatever design you have in mind.