Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for making this short list of graph makers. David McGeary had introduced me to GraphJam, and I’ve had a lot of fun using it with my Graphs series of blog posts. It really makes a difference having the graphs in presentations.
Last week, I had the chance to see one of the graphs I made with GraphJam in a Sexting presentation to staff. Immediately afterwards, there was a presentation by law enforcement…the exact same data was presented, but the graph had such an effect on the audience that the police skipped over the bulleted data on their slide. Before they moved on, I had the thought, “Too bad the police didn’t ask for help in designing their CyberSafety/Sexting presentation!”
Anyways, using one of the simple graph tools below, they would have been able to have an engaging graph for data about such a critical subject without having to start up MS Excel, figure out where the numbers and headings should go.