Join Bill Shander for an in-depth discussion in this video Flow diagrams, part of Data Visualization Storytelling Essentials.
- [Narrator] Flow diagrams have been used…for a very long time to visualize things like org charts,…database diagrams, and business processes,…they're such mainstays in business communications…that they've become the platform…for an entire category of memes.…Whether self-referential flow charts like this one,…or flows that help with decision making.…Some, like this one, are very dense and rich flows…with a lot of information to digest.…
You'll only read part of this story maybe,…so you're choosing the story for yourself.…Structurally, this is a flow diagram,…but it reads in a much less linear way, right?…So, I might start in the middle,…So You Want To Watch Youtube, of course,…and I might see the word musician…and then read to the right wizard, rocker, or muggle,…I might say oh, that's not really for me.…Oh yeah, I'm more of a vlogger, right?…A Video logger, and so I want to go up and start up there…and start reading out that way,…and you know the odds of my really following this flow…to the end maybe are low,…
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