DATA VISUALIZATION

Tools

Software
Excel
Tableau
Gephi (for network visualization)

Online
Infogram
Flourish
Highcharts
Datawrapper
RAWGraphs

Need programming
R
ggplot
D3.js
Google Charts
ZingChart

Resources

Pick a chart
Dataviz Project
The Data Visualisation Catalogue
From data to Viz

Choose the color
colorbrewer2
Color Oracle (color blindness simulator)
Color and culture

Miscellaneous
FlowingData
Information is Beautiful
Data Is Beautiful
ProPublica Data Style Guide
Data Journalism Tools
Charting new territory: How The Economist designs charts for Instagram

Data

General
Kaggle
Google Dataset Search
Data.gov

Survey
Pew Research Center
World Values Survey
General Social Survey
American National Election Studies
National Health Interview Survey
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Consumer Expenditure Surveys

Country comparison
Human Development Index
EIU Democracy Index
Our World in Data
Programme for International Student Assessment
Environmental Performance Index
Global Innovation Index
Nature Index

Miscellaneous
Data Sets for Quantitative Research

Inspirations

Bar chart
Why video games aren’t causing America’s gun problem, in one chart
Understanding Stacked Bar Charts: The Worst Or The Best?
Why is blue the world’s favorite color?
Most Popular Social Networks 2003 – 2019

Proportional area chart
How the crash in oil prices devastated Angola and Venezuela
Behold! Every Ball (And One Sphere) of the Summer Games
Sizing up Australia’s bushfires

Lollipop chart/dot chart
What’s Your Pay Gap?

Beeswarm chart
See How Your Salary Compares

Line chart
A Song of Our Warming Planet

Difference chart
A Field Guide to Red and Blue America
Most Female and Male Occupations Since 1950
The Most Gender-Switched Names in US History

Area chart
The Fine Line In a Gray Area: When to Use Line vs Area Charts
Where We Came From and Where We Went, State by State

Scatterplot/Bubble chart
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer
The innovation game
Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

Treemap
Gun Deaths In America
Here’s How America Uses Its Land

Heat map (grid)
Warming stripes
Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines and a critique
I made this blanket. It’s the daily high/low temperatures for Denver in 1992

Histogram
Flag stories

Alluvial diagram
European asylum application flows: acceptances and rejections

Chloropleth map
What are the hardest places to live in the U.S.?
Estimated Total Annual Building Energy Consumption at the Block and Lot Level for NYC
Roundup Ruled the Farm, Now Its Maker Has a Challenger
Incarceration Trends

Bubble map
The Refugee Project
Visualizing the Geography of FM Radio

Dot density map/Heat map
Locals and Tourists
Mapping segregation
2010 Racial Dot Map
An Atlas of American Gun Violence
Can You Locate Iran? Few Voters Can
Mapping how railroads built America
Here’s Where Australia’s Destructive Wildfires Are Burning
Australia is Burning

Cartogram map
Maps of the 2016 US presidential election results
Try to impeach this? Challenge accepted!
A Campaign Map, Morphed By Money
World population cartogram
States Where Insured Could Renew Plans Before Change by Obama
A Really Small Slice of Americans Get to Decide Who Will Rule the Senate
UK 2015 general election results in full

Flow map
The Spread of Disease
World Migration Map
Migrations in motions
13,000 Missing Flights: The Global Consequences of the Coronavirus

Chord diagram
Organograms UK Government (2014)

Other
Apple’s Value Hit $1 Trillion. Add Disney to Bank of America and … You’re Halfway There