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EH 315: Professional Writing and Data Visualization: Tools

tools

Excel

You have Excel through UAB.

Available chart types:

  • Area
  • Bar
  • Box & Whisker
  • Bubble chart
  • Column
  • Combo
  • Funnel
  • Histogram
  • Line
  • Map
  • Pie & Doughnut
  • Radar
  • Stock
  • Sunburst
  • Surface
  • Treemap
  • Waterfall
  • XY scatter

Infogram requires a free account, but it is easy to use. Not all features are available in the free account.

Chart types:

  • Area chart
  • Bar graphs
  • Bubble chart
  • Candlestick chart
  • Column chart
  • Dual axis chart (line and column)
  • Funnel chart
  • Gantt chart
  • Line chart
  • Pictorial chart
  • Pie chart
  • Pyramid chart
  • Radial chart
  • Scatter chart
  • Treemap
  • Waterfall chart
  • Word cloud

Canva is also easy to use but will require a free account. Not all features are available in the free account.

Chart / Graph Types:

  • Balanced scorecard
  • Bar
  • Bubble map
  • Comparison chart
  • Concept map
  • Cycle diagram
  • Decision tree
  • Donut chart
  • EcoMap
  • Fishbone diagram
  • Flowchart
  • Gantt chart
  • Line graph
  • Mind map
  • Organization
  • Pie
  • Process Flow
  • Site map
  • Strategy map
  • SWOT analysis
  • T-chart
  • Venn diagram
  • Work breakdown structure

tools by function

Bar chart

  • Excel
  • Canva
  • Infogram

Cause and effect chart

  • Excel (relationship SmartArt)
  • Canva (fishbone diagram)

Map

  • Excel
  • Infogram

Iceberg chart

Line graph

  • Excel
  • Infogram

Pie chart

  • Excel
  • Canva
  • Infogram

Stacked area graph

  • Excel
  • Infogram

Venn diagram

  • Canva (3-circle, 4-circle, and 5-circle)

 

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