With the explosion of data, it is becoming critical to have tools that help interpret information in new and novel ways. There are plenty of tools that help to do this. However, some have steep learning curves and require development skills and practices. Quadrigram requires no programming skills and it’s aim is to get you up and running with your story as quickly as possible. Here are five things that you can do in Quadrigram.
1. Format Tables in Google Drive
When you create an account in Quadrigram, the editor creates a separate file to help store all your data. This makes it easy to fetch for files anytime you need them, rather than continually look for these on your desktop. The advantage of using google drive is that it also gives you the opportunity to format your data tables without having to make changes to the file. This is a tremendous convenience.
2. Create Pivot Tables
Another feature of Quadrigram is the ability to create pivot tables within the editor. The formula function allows the user to manage and filter data from the file. This includes pivot tables, which allow exploring data in various ways by selecting which column and row fields to see.
3. Add User Interactivity
Unlike excel and other data visualization programs, Quadrigram is a web product designed for the digital age. It provides functions that allow users to click and interact with the data story to have a unique user experience. There are a wide variety of options in the controls menu which include lists, dropdowns, and other interactive features. The controls are linked with the charts through the output function, which works as the “glue” that ties in together your data story.
4. “Eye-Candy” Color
Color is a crucial component of data visualization. It serves to draw your readers eye to the important points of your story. When working with charts, the editor’s set of built-in presets range from single to multiple color scales. You can use these color presets to reflect the value of your data point.
5. Options for Publishing
When your project is ready, Quadrigram offers three options for getting your project out there. You can either embed for code, publish as a web piece, or download source code. The publishing options are designed for the demands of today’s digital needs. Whether it is for incorporating the project to a web article or featuring a personal project on your blog, the publishing allows flexibility in how you want your project to be shown.
There are many other features in Quadrigram. As a design tool for those looking to create stories with data, Quadrigram provides many advanced features without the need for code. We have a great list of resources in our blog and are continually improving so check us out for further updates.