I have been curious about the possible visual interface or GUI for Learning Analytics in Moodle. It has led me to make a (very incomplete) "state of the art" about data visualization.
I am a relatively frequent user of Google Analytics, and while the versatiliy is impressive, time and again I find it clunky and unintuitive. I find myself poking around, often randomly, before I find the visualization I'm looking for (if it's available at all).
So other than that, the following is a "first-look" list of alternatives. I intend to dive deep into the most interesting ones that let me access for free. I tried to keep them specific to data visualization, but I found quite an overlap with BI (Business Intelligence) products. I guess the problem of analytics originally for business purposes being tricky to translate to learning still applies in GUIs.
I also don't know if there are "wireframing" tools specifically for data visualization interfaces. Maybe a future task.
For now, here's my list:
- Google Charts
- IBM Watson Analytics
- Microsoft Power BI
- Raw Graphs
- Salesforce Einstein Analytics
- SAP Analytics Cloud
- Square Crossfilter
- Zoho Reports
Cristian T. Duque