YALSA App of the Week: Viz

Title: Viz
Cost: $1.99
Platform: iOS 6 or later

Sometimes the simplest apps can be the most powerful. Viz is a very simple app that can be quite powerful as teens, and library staff, collect and visualize data. Teens who are working on projects for school or collecting data about programs, services, etc. for the library, or related to their own personal interests, can use Viz when they want to give others a chance to understand that data through a visual. One of the great things about Viz is that teens can enter data into the app no matter where they are. As they collect data in school, on the street, in a mall, at the library, etc. they can add it to the chart information they are putting together with Viz. It also is a great tool to use to start conversations about analyzing and presenting data.

The screencast below shows how easy it is to use Viz.



Teachers and community members who work with teens on projects that include data collection will probably want to know about Viz. And, as a library staff member you might use it as you create graphs and charts in your teen services advocacy efforts.

You can learn more about Viz, and other apps listed in The Next Web best apps of 2013 (mentioned in the screencast) on The Next Web site.

For more app recommendations visit the YALSA’ App of the Week Archive. If you have an app you think we should review,’ let us know!

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.

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