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Data Stories: Best Practices for Charts, Data Journalism, and Visualizations

The unbreakable rules for charts, the growing influence of data journalism, and a short video on how data visualizations connect to our lives.

Data Stories: Visualizations that Encourage Investigation

Do you want to present an answer or allow discovery? These visualizations about employee poaching, Trump’s business empire, and the movie industry invite exploration.

Data Stories: What Does Interactive Really Mean?

Making your visualization interactive may involve many different levels of interaction, including providing greater detail, a hands-on feeling, or an invitation to explore.

Data Stories: Global Technology Trends and Smartphone Use

Explore the digital divide between countries at different income levels, understand Internet growth in America, and find out how long it takes to read terms and conditions for smartphone apps.

Data Stories: Analyzing Music and Movies

Collecting and analyzing data can provide a new view of many different industries. These articles quantify classic rock, Beatles songs, and talented actors.

Data Stories: Inspire Engagement with Interactivity

Three examples of interactive visualizations: drawing a chart before revealing the data, a quiz to test your demographics knowledge, and a game to teach correlation coefficients.

Data Stories: Web Usability, Prevalence of Computers, Global Internet Speed

Learn why you should design tools for people with low technical skills, how many homes in the U.S. have a computer, and where the fastest Internet is.

Data Stories: New Year, New Uses for Your Data

How to analyze your Web traffic for new trends, collect data in interesting ways, and create a new product out of data.

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