Datavisual Enters Private Beta, Testers Wanted!

Datavisual Enters Private Beta, Testers Wanted!

Information designers have more tools at their disposal these days than ever before. Ever since its release in 2011, D3 has made it possible to build web-based tools that make it easier to create the actual visualizations that go into data visualization. Unlike InfoActive and similar tools that offer pre-set templates that users can customize with certain limits on design and data, these tools provide control over the design. Launched in October, RAW was one of the first of these tools.

Another pioneer in the field is datavisual.

Datavisual offers a full suite of tools for controlling the design aspects of a number of different visualization types. The tool’s approach is perfect for information designers: separate the design and the data during the creation process. This lets designers create styles independent of the actual content, very similar to how... keep reading

Infoactive Aims to Simplify Infographic Creation

Infoactive, the upstart web app where users can create fully customized, interactive infographics, is taking the tech world by storm. Infoactive grew as a part of the Montreal-based FounderFuel accelerator, won the Best Bootstrap Company award at SXSW 2013, and is nearing the end of an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, which concludes on December... keep reading

Civic Data Challenge Winners Announced

The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) announced the winners of the Civic Data Challenge during an online Google Hangout celebration on December 4th. The Civic Data Challenge is a competition bringing teams of innovative tech, data and design experts together with local community leaders. These teams have created cutting-edge websites, apps, or data visualizations... keep reading