Is Your Data Story Actually A Story?

How we’re diluting the power of stories, and other paradigms for compelling and coherent communication with data

Joshua Smith
Aug 19, 2019 · 11 min read
There’s my “not-a-story” disclaimer, in small font and in the sub-subtitle.

Earlier this year my visualization Pasture and Crop won the first feeder for Tableau’s 2019 Iron Viz competition. It scored well across all three categories: design, analysis, and storytelling. As the (biased)…