The most brief definition of data visualization is anything that converts data sources into a visual representation for the purpose of sense-making and communicating clearly and effectively. Sometimes data visualization also integrates analyzing data, which is usually called visual analytics. Here is a brief history of data visualization to cover some major events in the history of data visualization.
Below is a YouTube video introducing what is data visualization.
This guide categorizes tools into different tabs by feature. In addition to these ones, there are a number of open source tools for you to explore. When you choose an open source tool, please do a little research on its support team as some of them may go out of business in a while, which might cause inconvenience if you want to save your visualization for a long time.
The University Library’s Research Data Services Team supports research and learning across multiple disciplines involving quantitative, qualitative, business, and spatial/GIS data.
Visit this page for more information about our data services, and browse our calendar for drop-in assistance hours and workshops offerings. Also feel free to contact Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, the leader of the Research Data Services Team, and she’ll connect you to the right person for assistance.