On-demand webinar

Visual Storytelling in the Age of Data

Facts that are reported in the media are increasingly based on numbers. These lend themselves not only to visualization, but also to exploration by readers. Creating compelling stories around data is not an easy task, however, and there is the danger of simply creating a visualization that leaves all the work to the reader.

In this webinar you see a variety of examples of great visual storytelling done in news media like The New York Times and The Washington Post, and look at some of the strategies used by journalists, as well as how visualization research might inform their work in the future.

The goal is to build a bridge between the usually disconnected worlds of visual analysis and visual communication, and figure out how the two can benefit each other.

About the speaker

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Robert Kosara

Research Scientist, Visual Analysis – Tableau Software

Robert Kosara is a researcher in Tableau's Visual Analysis group. Before he joined Tableau in 2012, he was a professor of computer science at UNC Charlotte. Robert has created visualisation techniques like parallel sets and performed research into the perceptual and cognitive basics of visualisation. Recently, his research has focused on how to communicate data using tools from visualisation, and how storytelling can be adapted to incorporate data, interaction and visualisation.

Robert received his MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from Vienna University of Technology in Austria. His list of publications can be found online on his vanity website. He can be found on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Google Scholar.

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