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Crafting Visual Stories with Data

Amit Kapoor
December 06, 2018

Crafting Visual Stories with Data

Visual data stories can enable us to move from analysis to synthesis, from numbers to visuals, and from an argument to a story. In this talk I talk about the purpose of data visualisation, the principles of storytelling and how we can combine the two together to craft visual stories with data.

Amit Kapoor

December 06, 2018

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  1. Visualisation is the use of computer- generated, interactive, visual representations

    of abstract data to amplify cognition. Card, Mackinlay, & Shneiderman
  2. narrative | ˈ nærətiv noun: Any account of connected events,

    presented in a sequence of written words or spoken words or (moving) pictures.
  3. One human life, closely observed, is everyone’s life. In the

    particular is the universal. — Roger Ebert
  4. Story Mindset In listening to stories we tend to suspend

    disbelief in order to be entertained, whereas in evaluating statistics we generally have an opposite inclination to suspend belief in order not to be beguiled. John Allen Paulos
  5. All stories are indeed structures, but all the best stories

    are brittle structures. — Tadhg Kelly