Some people just see a bunch of numbers. Few succeed in getting their visualization straight. And how do you turn a story into a chart type? Teresa Kubacka shared amazingly simple tips to do just that during the Open Hub Day by ImpactHub Zurich.
Humans are bad at interpreting abstract numbers, so it is important to use visual communication to deliver the message
Data can be encoded as many different visual features, not only as bars and points
Finding a story in the data is an exploratory process that requires many iterations
First think about the story you want to say, and only then pick the right chart or visual representation
As long as the representation is truthful, there is no absolutely “right” or “wrong” way to tell a data story – there is always a component of individual creativity