Data visualization has become a priority for companies of all sizes. Finding ways to collect, store, filter, and especially illustrate data are key.
A report from 2013 stated that 90% of all the data in the world had been created during these last 2 years. Do we really have the time to process all this information? How can we do it in a more effective way?
Data Visualization allows readers to understand data in a faster way and identify patterns and areas of interest easily. Marketing specialist, Jeff Bullas emphasizes that articles with an image get 94% more views than articles without images.
Furthermore, people tend to consume information on the go (usually on a mobile phone), which reduces, even more, their attention span. It is crucial to optimize the way information is presented.
Creating interactive and visually engaging content does not always require a designer. In the Savings Portal CupoNation, we selected three of the best tools for visualizing data in a simple and quick way.
Organize complex data in readable graphs
Datawrapper is easy to use tool to visualize numbers. Drawing a graph is as simple as importing your data in Datawrapper and choose the visual you need. You can use this tool to easily create pie charts, line charts, as well as maps and other visuals. You can see an example here.
Cost: The free version allows you to make up to 10.000 charts, while many different options are also available depending on the monthly fee you are willing to pay.
Create forms fast and easy
Typeform helps create online forms, such as registration forms, payment forms, polls, surveys, etc. It simplifies the creation with ready-to-use templates that can be immediately integrated into your HTML code. It also allows monitoring the views and replies on each form. We used this tool to create a registration form for a webinar we hosted in the past.
Cost: Typeform comes with different characteristics and monthly payment options, depending on your needs.
Visualize real-time data in a couple of clicks
Infogrfx is a tool you can use for creating real-time infographics. You can customize the variable you are examining, the unit you are using, and options such as color, the size of each tile etc. Your final result should be similar to this one.
Cost: Infogrfx is totally free to use.