Tools for Interactives

When a simple chart or graph just isn’t enough, it’s time to call in the big guns.

Google Fusion Tables

Fusion Tables is a widespread and popular option for newsroom interactives. While mostly known for the maps it can produce, Google Fusion Tables can create quick and easy data visualizations across the spectrum.

Tableau Public & Tableau Desktop

Tableau creates embeddable, interactive graphics with a large degree of customization.


The JavaScript library d3.js Data Driven Documents – powers most all of the custom visualizations you see on the internet today. Was there a fun interactive in New York Times today? Definitely d3.