Like others, such as Tableau,
Tableau is oft criticised for their steep learning curve. The output from this platform are often impressive, engaging and uniquely constructed to suit the needs of the specific data being, but require users to learn to process data the ‘Tableau way’ and to
flourish.studio adopts a different metaphor and construct providing for straightforward creation of a vast number of visualisations, conveniently grouped by intent and leading the user through an intuitive wizard. In contrast to Tableau, flourish.studio encourages combining the individual visualisations into a compelling narrative format – simply called stories. These stories combine the visualisations with textual captions and in assembly feel somewhat like a Powerpoint presentation. Moving beyond the static however, these stories can combine interactive outputs and in the absolute allow for self-playing full-screen interactive experiences.
The vast number of visualisation options may seem rather daunting at the outset. However, the creative folks at Kiln.digital provide helpful guidance on when and how to use a particular type of chart or representation as well as instructions on the various options possible within each. Additionally, and I think this is most helpful, they prepopulate the data with an example so you can tinker with the results right away and appreciate how the data should be structured to get the result you want.
Datawrappper offers a simpler, more straightforward interface and often equally impressive output with