Join Bill Shander for an in-depth discussion in this video Linear logic, part of Data Visualization Storytelling Essentials.
- [Instructor] Humans can only do one thing at a time…as much as we like to think we can multitask.…It's even more true that humans can only…thoughtfully perceive one thing at a time,…so providing one experience at a time…in a step-by-step linear fashion makes perfect sense.…I'm referring to this as following a linear logic,…and it's the simplest of ideas that you learned…when you started to learn how to write essays…in elementary school.…If you think about it, we always think about stories…as linear experiences.…
There's a great video of Kurt Vonnegut…explaining what stories look like.…I believe it was what he had proposed as his masters thesis.…So, you know, I can't do as good a job…explaining it as he did.…I definitely suggest you go look it up on YouTube.…But the basic idea is he was explaining…like the shapes of stories…and what stories look and feel like.…If you follow the pink line, what he said was,…"Well, we're creative, we're gonna tell a story of…"on the y-axis from the bottom…"is sickness and poverty and at the top is wealth…
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