Do you like infographics ? Visual.ly is here for you

As business intelligence professionals, we all realize, sooner or later, and sooner is better🙂, that data is hardly actionable if not turned into information and that in the process of digesting info, data presentation and how it tells you the story does count a lot.

So I’m always interested when I come across a presentation that goes straight to the goal.

If like me you’re interested in infographics and more widely in data visualizations, here’s a great place to start with !!

Visual.ly‘s web site defines itself as “The world’s largest community for exploring, sharing, creating, and promoting data visualizations.”

It helps you to find and browse visualizations and infographics found on the web and to promote your own work.

One last feature should be the corner-stone of what this website will have to offer in the future. It’s a service that will allow you to craft your own infographics. It claims that it will not request any extensive habilities other than knowing what’s the story to tell. You can sign for an early access here.

As a bonus, here’s a short list of some of my favourites :

The tale of early tech rival

Difference between Humans and Animals

The student loan scheme

And you ? What are your favorite ones ?

3 Comments »

  1. B. BEHURET said

    I agree that data visualization matters a lot when you want to tell great stories while doing presentation in a meeting. In fact it matters as human being always see the information before reading it or understand it ; so the more work you do in the conception of your slides, report, or whatever, on the data visualization side, the more chances you have to be understood and attractive while telling your story.
    It’s a great help to have this kind of community sharing resources and concept as i requires lot of work to be sure to hit the right point in our customer’s mind.

    some of favourites are :
    http://visual.ly/anatomy-mobile-market

    http://visual.ly/bp-oil-spill

    and http://visual.ly/credit-and-home-ownership

    • Raphael said

      Thank you for commenting.
      I agree that “the catch the eye before being read” rule is an important one!
      Thank you also for sharing your favorites : like the “credit and home ownership” too.

  2. The concept is very interesting and attractive. However, we have to find the right balance to avoid drowning numbers in a chart last few informative. And also make use of professional designers who will “mettre en musique” all that !

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