Information Visualization: Features and Challenges in the Production of Data Stories

Ana Figueiras, Ángel Vizoso

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Information visualization is a communicative discipline that has experienced a continuous growth and development through the centuries. From its origins and first vestiges in the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia to the most up-to-date forms marked by the development of information technology, visual communication has been an effective tool. Furthermore, over the last few years its presence as a journalistic genre has been strengthened, especially with the emergence of new needs arising from the increasing availability of data. This chapter explores some of the challenges that information visualization has to face in our days, like the need to adapt the content to the particularities of different platforms and screens. The authors also address the particularities of interaction in these projects, one of their most salient features due to his usefulness in organizing and supporting storytelling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTotal Journalism
Subtitle of host publicationModels, Techniques and Challenges
EditorsJorge Vázquez-Herrero, Alba Silva-Rodríguez, María-Cruz Negreira-Rey, Carlos Toural-Bran, Xosé López-García
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-88028-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-88027-9
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Information visualization
  • Data-driven journalism
  • Interaction
  • Storytelling


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