As tools for collecting and processing data become easier to use and more publicly available, methods for visualizing that data are equally important, and the new Data GIF Maker is just that. The simple tool from Google News Lab lets users create simple one-to-one comparison GIF to add some animation to their data.
The Data GIF Maker couldn't be easier to use, even for someone with no experience in data visualization. Users just enter the two terms that they're looking to compare (they could be sales figures, search results, political candidates, or anything else,) fill in the values for each side, and click a button to launch the pre-made visualization. The GIF that gets created can be downloaded for free as well.