One of the first things people learn is how to recognize and sort things by color, size, and shape. This is before they can speak or count properly. This is probably the main reason why the number of data visualization trends on the Internet has grown so quickly and become so popular in the past few years. But not a lot of the public knows how to visualize data.
This popular trend in visual data has helped many people who work with data and need to make reports that they share with their stakeholders. This includes data analysts, researchers, statisticians, finance professionals, and students.
Reports that used to be boring, dry, and hard to understand because they had too many numbers, calculations, and sentences with many technical languages can now be seen in interesting visual forms.
How to Easily Visualize Data Reports
Thanks to the Internet and many great online and desktop tools, it is much easier to learn how to show complex information and data in a way that helps people understand it and enjoy looking at it.
Today, we'll talk about seven ways to show data in a way that looks good and works well.
Transform Your Information into an Infographic
Any information, such as sales reports, business plans, math problems, or the history of evolution, can be turned into a clear, interesting, and easy-to-follow infographic.
Also, infographics can be very different. Some are just pictures, and others have a lot of numbers, percentages, and symbols, but they are grouped in a way that makes it easy to find important information among the different colors and shapes.
One of the nicest things about infographics is that they can be created by anybody utilizing free web tools and software. Some of the most popular web-based apps for making infographics are Piktochart, Infogr.am, and Easel.ly. These apps are easy to use and have different features, such as choosing a theme, uploading images from a computer, adding icons and links, sharing infographics on social networks or blogs, etc.
Create interactive online timelines from chronology
The online timeline is another way to get information quickly and visually. Timelines are a great way to follow your career path in order, mark important academic accomplishments, track the path of a financial trend, or make a history of the product your company makes.
Facebook is a good example of a personal timeline, but there are also great online tools for making business and professional timelines. One of them is TimelineJS, which lets users create a timeline of any event in a way that looks clean, professional, and nice.
Graph Excel Spreadsheet Information
Excel tables can look dull, boring, and hard to understand with all the numbers in rows and columns. Putting data from Excel spreadsheets into charts is a great way to see and understand it better.
One clear method to do this is to use the Excel program to make charts. But online apps let you chart out information in MS Excel spreadsheets in a more stylish way and with a different set of options.
For instance, iCharts is a cool tool that lets you upload tables from Microsoft Excel and turn them into interactive charts. Finance and accounting experts, research analysts, and other data users can do many interesting things with iCharts. They can add logos, tags, and descriptions and make their charts clickable and searchable. This helps them present their data to interest their bosses, clients, and other stakeholders.
How to Organize Your Spreadsheet Data
Business people who have names of places, area codes, phone numbers, or coordinates of locations in their spreadsheet data can use Office to make a map chart. With these settings, you can see your Excel data on a map and better understand "where" things are. The most recent version of Office and Office 365 both have this feature.
Internet-Based Display of Spreadsheets
There are many ways to show off your spreadsheet data on the Internet, share them with your students on your education site, or just put the information on your blog.
Tableizer! is an example of a quick and easy online service that turns spreadsheets into HTML tables. You can paste your spreadsheet cells into a box on the Tableizer website, choose the font style, size, and color of your header, quickly "tableize" your data, and then add these HTML tables to your website with a piece of code.
Transform Text into Mind Maps
Mind mapping is a great way to develop new ideas or show what those ideas look like. There are a lot of great, very advanced web apps that make it easy to make mind maps and work on them with project teams and other people.
One of the most popular mind mapping tools is XMind 8 Pro. With the new and improved XMind 8, you can quickly open and edit your project, which speeds up your work. The tool can also help you sync your files between computers more quickly and safely. Also, you can use the new slide-based presentation feature to make and share your presentation. When you're done with your mind map, you must export it as a PDF file.
Transform Data into PowerPoint Presentations
One of the best ways to present data at work, school, a seminar, or a webinar and get people's attention is to turn boring spreadsheet data into a visually interesting slideshow.
Users of Microsoft Office who usually make financial reports, sales projections, statistical analyses, and other documents based on data in MS Excel can use MS PowerPoint to help them. Its advanced presentation features let them show the results of their hard work by making a convincing and powerful slideshow.