Improvements made to the free data visualization tool,

The free online data visualization tool just got better: recently improved its template lineup and added new features (such as map!). I created a short demo for the various templates one can use to visualize a data set. Note that can do more than what is demonstrated here.

If you don’t know what is and does, here’s a brief intro from

Infogram is a software company that makes a web-based data visualization applications for non-designers to create professionally designed infographics and visualizations in minutes. No programming or design skills needed. Tool is aimed at news portals, journalists, bloggers. Company claims to disrupt the way people work with visual information online.

Look at this simple data chart showing budgets for three units in the past four years – it would be much nicer if all the numbers can be presented in an interactive, visually-appealing way.

Here’s the demo showing how this dataset can be visualized as a bar chart, line chart, bubble chart and more.

About Mu Lin

Dr. Mu Lin is a digital journalism professional and educator in New Jersey, United States. Dr. Lin manages an online marketing company. He also manages MulinBlog Online J-School (, a free online journalism training program, which offers courses such as Audio Slideshow Storytelling; Introduction to Social Media Marketing; Writing for the Web; Google Mapping for Communicators; Introduction to Data Visualization; Introduction to Web Metrics and Google Analytics.
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