This book presents an accessible introduction to data-driven storytelling. Resulting from unique discussions between data visualization researchers and data journalists, it offers an integrated definition of the topic, presents vivid examples and patterns for data storytelling, and calls out key challenges and new opportunities for researchers and practitioners.


chapter 1|15 pages


ByNathalie Henry Riche, Christophe Hurter, Nicholas Diakopoulos, Sheelagh Carpendale

chapter 2|41 pages

Storytelling in the Wild

Implications for Data Storytelling
ByBarbara Tversky

chapter 3|25 pages

Exploration and Explanation in Data-Driven Storytelling

ByAlice Thudt, Jagoda Walny, Theresia Gschwandtner, Jason Dykes, John Stasko

chapter 4|21 pages

Data-Driven Storytelling Techniques

Analysis of a Curated Collection of Visual Stories
ByCharles D. Stolper, Bongshin Lee, Nathalie Henry Riche, John Stasko

chapter 5|27 pages

Narrative Design Patterns for Data-Driven Storytelling

ByBenjamin Bach, Moritz Stefaner, Jeremy Boy, Steven Drucker, Lyn Bartram, Jo Wood, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Yuri Engelhardt, Ulrike Köppen, Barbara Tversky

chapter 6|15 pages

Watches to Augmented Reality

Devices and Gadgets for Data-Driven Storytelling
ByBongshin Lee, Tim Dwyer, Dominikus Baur, Xaquín González Veira

chapter 7|33 pages

From Analysis to Communication

Supporting the Lifecycle of a Story
ByFanny Chevalier, Melanie Tory, Bongshin Lee, Jarke van Wijk, Giuseppe Santucci, Marian Dörk, Jessica Hullman

chapter 8|24 pages

Organizing the Work of Data-Driven Visual Storytelling

ByChristina Elmer, Jonathan Schwabish, Benjamin Wiederkehr

chapter 9|21 pages

Communicating Data to an Audience

BySteven Drucker, Samuel Huron, Robert Kosara, Jonathan Schwabish, Nicholas Diakopoulos

chapter 10|16 pages

Ethics in Data-Driven Visual Storytelling

ByNicholas Diakopoulos

chapter 11|38 pages

Evaluating Data-Driven Stories and Storytelling Tools *

ByFereshteh Amini, Matthew Brehmer, Gordon Bolduan, Christina Elmer, Benjamin Wiederkehr