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March 22, 2020

We’ve all heard someone say that a story needs a beginning, middle, and end. Maybe we cringed thinking about how simple it sounds. But stories DO need a beginning, middle, and end – just not in the ch...

March 22, 2020

Most data stories are built around one metric. Other metrics will likely be included, but one metric will be the main focus of the story. This metric is compared either across time (in Event data stor...

February 14, 2019

When we start school we are given a pencil.

Over the next few years we learn to master this tool.

But this does not make us an artist or an author.

Mastery of a tool does not equate to mastery of a disci...

January 4, 2019

Adobe Illustrator is my preferred tool for data visualisation. The majority of my work focuses on data storytelling and this software works well in an area requiring very custom graphics. Experimentin...

December 13, 2018

The role of Data Storyteller often falls on the person already knee-deep (or even completely submerged) in data. They have cleaned it, transformed it, explored it, visualised it, analysed it, modelled...

October 23, 2018

Choosing the right graph type is an important part of any data visualisation project, with each graph usually following its own set of design rules. But the majority of graph types use only one or two...

September 10, 2018

Sounds simple enough...

But there are two parts to this request: the writing of the story, followed by its telling.

To tell a data story, you have to write it first - unless you were born with the innat...

September 4, 2018

Anyone working in analytics will be familiar with the Analytics Cycle, in some shape or form. It’s an Analyst’s version of the Scientific Method (perhaps even, justification of the term “data science”...

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