I really wish I could have attended the workshop on Telling Stories with Data that was part of this years VisWeek. But Salt Lake City is a long way from Amsterdam when you have to pay for your own ticket. Fortunately FlowingData offers a rich summary of its content, including a list of issues that need further attention by both researchers and designers of interactive data stories:
- reconciling the open-ended nature of interactive visualizations with the fixed paths of traditional storytelling
- identifying specific interaction techniques in visualization systems that assist with storytelling
- applying methods from film and other time-based media to visualization design
- identifying potential characters, events, and plot in a dataset and revealing them to an audience
The post is recommended for everyone who is interested in a combination of datavisualization and interactive storytelling. For the students that participate in the tutorial on datajournalism that started last friday, it’s mandatory.