Consulting services are available to help you visualize and present your data and information. This will be most helpful toward the end of your project when your data is complete or mostly complete. We can talk about types of visuals to consider using, composition design, and the best tools to create them. Here are a few types of projects I can help with:
To schedule an appointment please fill out this form and let me know a few days and times that will work for you. Appointments are 45 minutes long unless otherwise specified.
For quick questions you can email me at: Kristin.Florian@uvm.edu
Here are a few free or UVM sponsored data visualization resources to try. This is not an exhaustive list. It was put together based on popularity, usability, and that they are free to use.
Spreadsheets and simple data visualizations
Excel is mostly a spreadsheet program that can also create simple visualizations. More complex visualizations are also possible with some extra work. Here are available chart types and how to select data to make a chart.
Complex and interactive data visualizations
Tableau lets you import and combine data sources for great interactivity. You can build visualizations with a drag and drop interface. Tableau Public allows you to create graphs for free if user/data privacy is not a concern. Instructors and Students can use the full version of Tableau for free for a year. You can get started with Tableau starter kits, preparing your data for Tableau, and pivoting data from columns to rows.
Presentations, posters, and infographics
PowerPoint is presentation software created by Microsoft. You can create a slide show of important information, charts, and images for a presentation.
BioRender has scientific icons and illustrations. It has a drag and drop interface, customization tools, and templates. BioRender is available for UVM and UVMMC staff, faculty, and graduate students. The BioRender free version is available to everyone and allows use of up to 5 figures at a time. Here are BioRender tutorials. *A new BioRender add-in for PowerPoint allows you to update a BioRender illustration from your PowerPoint slide.
Canva, Adobe Express, etc...
R is a statistical analysis tool that can also be used to make complex and customizable data visualizations. The primary graphic making package is ggplot2. You can download R and RSTudio.
*To meet with a statistician at UVM and for more information: https://researchguides.uvm.edu/statistical_consulting/main
ArcGIS is a geographical information system (GIS) that is used for creating, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data and maps.
*To meet with a GIS specialist at UVM and for more information: https://library.uvm.edu/research/GIS_support
ResearchRabbit is a citation-based literature mapping tool.