How to tell stories using visualization

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Abstract

The benefits of storytelling's are long-known and its potential to simplify concepts, create emotional connection, and capacity to help retain information has been explored in different areas, such as journalism, education, and others. The necessity to incorporate storytelling in visualizations arises from the need to share complex data in a way that is engaging. Advances in technology have enabled us to go beyond the traditional forms of storytelling and representing data, giving us more attractive and sophisticated means to tell stories.In this paper, we present the results of a focus group study that was conducted with the purpose of collecting information on the narrative elements in a collection of visualizations and the possible inclusion of storytelling elements in those. In this study information about the visualizations in terms of comprehension, navigation, and likability was also collected with the intent of identifying elements that are appealing in the visualizations. Furthermore, we suggest strategies for storytelling in visualizations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 18th International Conference on Information Visualisation: Visualisation, BioMedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages18-26
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781479941032
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2014
Event2014 18th International Conference on Information Visualisation: Visualisation, BioMedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2014 - Paris, France
Duration: 16 Jul 201418 Jul 2014

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Conference2014 18th International Conference on Information Visualisation: Visualisation, BioMedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2014
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period16/07/1418/07/14

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  • narrative visualization
  • Storytelling

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Figueiras, A. (2014). How to tell stories using visualization. In Proceedings - 2014 18th International Conference on Information Visualisation: Visualisation, BioMedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2014 (pp. 18-26). [6902874] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IV.2014.78
Figueiras, Ana. / How to tell stories using visualization. Proceedings - 2014 18th International Conference on Information Visualisation: Visualisation, BioMedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 18-26
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Figueiras, A 2014, How to tell stories using visualization. in Proceedings - 2014 18th International Conference on Information Visualisation: Visualisation, BioMedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2014., 6902874, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 18-26, 2014 18th International Conference on Information Visualisation: Visualisation, BioMedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2014, Paris, France, 16/07/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/IV.2014.78

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Figueiras A. How to tell stories using visualization. In Proceedings - 2014 18th International Conference on Information Visualisation: Visualisation, BioMedical Visualization, Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 18-26. 6902874 https://doi.org/10.1109/IV.2014.78