Join Bill Shander for an in-depth discussion in this video Change over time, part of Data Visualization: Storytelling.
- [Voiceover] It's often said that there are…only seven plots in literature.…People have written books about.…And, there are alternative approaches to the same idea.…As we discussed at the beginning of this course,…stories serve the purpose of allowing us…to understand and experience the world around us,…and through that experience we learn…how to survive and thrive.…Since the human experience is entirely…about putting one foot in front of the other…in a linear way, and experiencing all…that we experience through that lens of time,…it makes sense that stories are linear,…and time-dependent, and time-driven.…
So, one of the most common data stories…is about data changing over time.…Right?…First this happened, and then this, and then that, etc.…So, when you're looking a your data,…it often makes sense to find these…time-driven story lines, in telling these…linear time-driven stories to your audience.…As they say, it ain't a visualization discussion…until someone breaks out the Minard.…For those of you who don't know this one,…
Join data visualization expert Bill Shander as he guides you through the process of turning "facts and figures" into "story" to engage and fulfill our human expectation for information. This course is intended for anyone who works with data and has to communicate it to others, whether a researcher, a data analyst, a consultant, a marketer, or a journalist. Bill shows you how to think about, and craft, stories from data by examining many compelling stories in detail.
- Creating a narrative structure for data
- Applying narrative to data
- Identifying what you want to say with the data
- Analyzing what your data is saying
- Determining what your audience needs to hear
- Leveraging tables, charts, and visuals
- Ensuring your narrative provides context and direction