Telling a Data Story

Knowing how to bring all of your elements together to tell a data story is the secret to a great visualization. 

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Data Storytelling: You have the data—but what story does the data tell? Learn about the impact of stories on human cognition, how data stories can be used to communicate with decision makers, and how your data stories can be used to impact lasting change in the world. 

Storytelling with Data: In this video, Pete Misner, Principal at Canyon Creek Elementary, Cheryl Phillips, Hearst Professional in Residence at Stanford University, and Robert Kosara, Research Scientist at Tableau Software discuss the importance of creating stories with data—emphasizing emotion and interactivity. 

Best Practices for Telling Great Stories: A good data story brings data and facts to life. Use this article for tips on best practices to use with Tableau's story points feature.