Here at Visual.ly we spend our days viewing, creating, finding, designing, and proofing data visualizations and infographics. By the end of each day, we have gotten our fix several times over. But not everyone who wants visualizations in their daily life has so much time to devote to finding them. If you are a little more casual about it but still need your fix, having a feed of regularly updated, pre-vetted data visualizations is really convenient. Here are six sites that do just that.
I Love Charts
Viz of the Day from Tableau
Infographic of The Day from Fast Company
Visual.ly’s Staff Picks
The most lighthearted of these feeds is I Love Charts. They feature several simple charts each day. Many of them are tongue-in-cheek or use visualization humor. The image at the top of the post is from their blog, so as you can see, they are definitely a great way to get a few visual laughs for the day.
Another site that posts every single day is Daily Infographic. Each graphic comes with a short introduction, and with exactly one post per day, you know what you’re in for when you visit.
Tableau Public is a free tool that allows anyone to create and publish an interactive visualization to the web, using their own data. Each day, bloggers, journalists and data enthusiasts create hundreds of visualizations using the program. In the recently-launched section Viz of the Day, visualizations are chosen from among the very best of these Tableau Public creations.
David Warlick curates a site that also updates every weekday with exactly one visualization. InfoGraphic-a-Day features a more diverse set of visualizations, in any format and designed for any audience you can imagine. This diversity keeps the postings lively, spanning from interactives to static images.
If you are a little more design-focused, you may enjoy Fast Company’s Infographic of The Day. While the update interval isn’t exactly regular, they do have at least one graphic per week, and they are always guaranteed to be beautifully designed. A big value-add is the analysis and/ or visual breakdown that supports these visualizations, often incorporating interviews with the authors themselves. You’re not only getting to discover a beautiful visualization, but learn more about it from the authors themselves.
Last but not least, we can’t forget Visual.ly’s own Staff Picks. Each weekday, around three graphics from the website are selected as examples of good visualization practice, good design, and interesting subject matter. Drew Skau is visualization junkie and a PhD Computer Science Visualization student at UNCC, with an undergraduate degree in Architecture.