Join Shane Snow for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding stories in your data, part of Infographics: Planning and Wireframing.
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Data visualization and infographics are all about storytelling.…Telling stories through pictures, charts, and diagrams is incredibly powerful…if done right, but in order to tell a good story, you have to find stories…hidden in your data.…In this lesson, I want to talk about three common stories to look for in the data you have.…It's easiest to spot stories in data when data is organized, simplified, and…sorted. That's why I like to use Excel to store data, as we've discussed in…the previous video.…Now let's open up the exercise spreadsheet for this video, and talk about story spotting.…
You may recognize this spreadsheet for multi-channel data.…It's the one we started working on in an earlier video. It contains multiple…tabs, each tab with a different set of data about charity donations, and it…contains this Summary tab at the very beginning to tell us what's on each sheet.…When you look at a set of data, the three easiest stories to spot are 1,…outliers; 2, trends; and 3, counterintuitive facts.…
- Planning a wireframe
- Finding stories in the data
- Choosing the right visualizations
- Planning the dimensions of the infographic