A couple of great questions came up in yesterday’s Tableau workshop. The first question is how to display box & whisker confidence intervals? This is not a feature I’ve worked with before as it is new to Tableau 8’s release…
Data visualization has been tricky for a long time. Here’s a still-pertinent set of rules compiled by the US Bureau of the Census in 1915. http://sappingattention.blogspot.com.br/2014/08/data-visualization-rules-1915.html
Three online tools for infographics: http://piktochart.com/ http://easel.ly/ http://infogr.am/ I found these in a nice little writeup in Information Outlook link.
A nice listing of a variety of (mostly) web tools. http://www.fastcodesign.com/3029239/infographic-of-the-day/30-simple-tools-for-data-visualization