Interactive Visualization: Making Static Charts Move

1:30 pm | May 17, 2016 |

Everyone finally agrees on the value of well-designed charts for representing data effectively. But today, static charts are not enough; your audience wants to interact with your data, discovering their own unique, personally meaningful perspectives. By employing interactivity effectively, you can engage readers and empower them to explore your data. Interactivity shifts the focus from number-pushing to relationship-building, so you get to tell your story while collecting input from readers. We’ll explore some of the most exciting examples of interactive, data-driven storytelling online today and introduce several techniques and considerations critical to effective interaction.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the value of adding interactivity to data visualizations.
  • Discover common design patterns for successful interactive data exploration.
  • Become familiar with several examples of successful, interactive data visualizations that can inspire future projects.