Introducing Drawing by Numbers, a new resource from Tactical Tech

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Data visualisation has become very popular and there are all kinds of free, online tools begging to visualise everything from your daily coffee intake to your social network. But which of these are good and which are just a waste of time? Which can actually be useful for advocates to communicate complex issues to their audience?

Drawing by Numbers is a curation of tools for activists and independent journalists who have experience with aggregating data and want to know how to visualise it. It’s also for those who’ve already been experimenting and want some advice and inspiration on developing visualisations. Four categories of tools are covered: charts and graphs; mapping and mash-up tools; design, layout and presentation tools and data management tools.

If you’re looking for more guidance on how data and evidence can actually strengthen your campaign, you can also find the first of our Data and Design How-To’s, Where is your evidence? It provides examples of inspiring advocacy campaigns which have utilised data visualisation and specific advice to help you start exploring ideas for your own advocacy.

Take a look at and tell us what you think: And if you like to tweet, we’ll be tweeting visualisations we like and tips: @drawbynumbers


Source: Tactical Tech