• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

In this 10-video course, learners can explore the concept of storytelling with data, including processes involved in storytelling and interpreting data contexts. You will explore prominent types of analysis, visualizations, and graphics tools useful for storytelling. Become familiar with various processes: storytelling with analysis, and its types; storytelling with visualization; and storytelling with scatter plots, line charts, heat maps, and bar charts. Popular software programs are also used: d3.js (Data-Drive Document), WebDataRocks, Birt, Google Charts, and Cytoscape. Users of storytelling include three types: strategists, who actually build strategy for story making; developers or designers, who often use videos, images, infographics to create experience architecture; and marketers or salespeople, who uses different modes including visual social networks, calendaring, messaging in visual form, digital signage, UGC or employee advocacy, story selling, live streaming, or data storytelling. A concluding exercise asks learners to recall elements of storytelling context; specify types of analysis used to facilitate storytelling with data; list prominent visualizations used to facilitate storytelling with data; and list prominent graphical tools useful for data exploration.

Learning Objectives

In this 10-video course, learners can explore the concept of storytelling with data, including processes involved in storytelling and interpreting data contexts. You will explore prominent types of analysis, visualizations, and graphics tools useful for storytelling. Become familiar with various processes: storytelling with analysis, and its types; storytelling with visualization; and storytelling with scatter plots, line charts, heat maps, and bar charts. Popular software programs are also used: d3.js (Data-Drive Document), WebDataRocks, Birt, Google Charts, and Cytoscape. Users of storytelling include three types: strategists, who actually build strategy for story making; developers or designers, who often use videos, images, infographics to create experience architecture; and marketers or salespeople, who uses different modes including visual social networks, calendaring, messaging in visual form, digital signage, UGC or employee advocacy, story selling, live streaming, or data storytelling. A concluding exercise asks learners to recall elements of storytelling context; specify types of analysis used to facilitate storytelling with data; list prominent visualizations used to facilitate storytelling with data; and list prominent graphical tools useful for data exploration.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Data Administration