I’ve just come across an interesting new project from Microsoft Research called Charticulator. It’s described as a tool for the “Interactive Construction of Bespoke Chart Layouts”, and you can use it for creating some very nice data visualisations like this:
So I had a play with it, was quite impressed, and then I watched the video on the home page and noticed that towards the end (watch from 3:55 onwards) there’s a demo of how the charts you create in it can be exported as Power BI custom visuals! No code required!
After that I was a lot more than quite impressed – this looks really useful. Unfortunately the feature is not released yet, although according to one of the creators it will be coming soon.