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  • 1. Simple tools for Dr Ian Rowlands University Libraryvisualising data

2. Visualising data 3. Some easy-to-use visualisation tools Find data patterns with Excel conditional formatting Map your data with OpenHeatMap Create infographics with Piktochart Animate our data with Google Motion Charts Visualise networks with VOSviewer 4. Some easy-to-use visualisation tools Find data patterns with Excel conditional formatting Map your data with OpenHeatMap Create infographics with Piktochart Animate our data with Google Motion Charts Visualise networks with VOSviewer 5. Some easy-to-use visualisation tools Find data patterns with Excel conditional formatting Map your data with OpenHeatMap Create infographics with Piktochart Animate our data with Google Motion Charts Visualise networks with VOSviewer 6. Some easy-to-use visualisation tools Find data patterns with Excel conditional formatting Map your data with OpenHeatMap Create infographics with Piktochart Visualise networks with VOSviewer 7. Find data patternswith Excel conditional formatting 8. Excel conditional formatting What you need A copy of Excel 2000 (Windows or Mac OS X) Some spreadsheet data (numbers, text, or both) Time to explore e es ity th A colour printer, ideallyi c rs yLe ve d b r te o ni eU d vi ro Pf 9. Excel conditional formatting What you can do with it Identify duplicates or unique values Highlight cells according to rules you define (e.g. top 10%, above average) Add data bars to cells Add icon sets (e.g. traffic lights to show values above and below user-definedthresholds) ... essentially a tool to explore tabular data and to help you and yourreaders to pick out what really matters 10. Excel conditional formatting 11. Map your datawith OpenHeatMap 12. OpenHeatMap What you need A good internet connection and a browser OpenHeatMap is a free cloud application soyou dont need to download or install anyother software: just upload your data ontotheir remote server No need to register or sign inti dun Spreadsheet data where the first columnca oocontains a spatial reference (e.g. countryli lp cnames, UK councils, US zip codes) and the p eother columns contain numerical informationa rethat you want to project onto a mapF 13. OpenHeatMap What you can do with it Project any data that comprises a location and a number onto a zoomablemap ... offers a more meaningful way to present spatial data 14. OpenHeatMap location plus data Data formatcountrywine production*Italy 46,245France42,582Spain 41,583Germany 9,991Romania6,786Portugal 5,620*1,000 hectolitres in 2011/12 15. OpenHeatMap examples of locationssupported 16. OpenHeatMap www.openheatmap.comText 17. OpenHeatMapText 18. Create infographicswith Piktochart 19. Piktochart What you needll dfu u A good internet connection and a browser o (U s s; cl A debit or credit card! o ir ic e 9) ti u v th Time and creativity.9n e e p q er n S$ a 29 ri re s o sc e d ssit ce su rv m c b ic e se li ae re F to 20. Piktochart What you can do with it Create an infographic and tell a story using numbers Summarise and present a lot of complex information on a single sheet Design principles are already embedded in templates: you do not need to bea graphic artist! ... a great way to clear your head and really get to the nub of what youare trying to say (and impress) 21. Piktochart 22. Piktochart 23. Piktochart piktochart.com 24. Visualise networkswith VOSviewer 25. VOSviewer What you need Free software download at www.vosviewer.com Java 6 or higher must be installed x)uo adn Spreadsheet data, saved as .csv or .txt Li a lo r You can also import Web of Science recordsM wn(remember to check the full cited records optioncs, oand select .txt) w do e d re in F(W 26. VOSviewer What you can do with it Make the relationships between members of a network visible Import search results from the Web of Science and automatically generatemaps of the literature Explore relationships between papers, journals, authors and institutions ... understand the structure of complex networks, revealing hiddenrelationships 27. Exporting from Web of Science 28. Journal co-citation 29. Journal co-citation 30. Author co-citation 31. VOSviewer