• Unit 6: Storytelling with Data

    Stories and storytelling are ingrained in our culture because they are powerful ways to connect and convey information. Most stories include visual elements such as pictures, shapes, colors, and textual annotations. Every aspect is strategically structured to create a narrative flow toward the main point and overall message. In this way, visual elements engage us and provoke us to think by helping us draw conclusions and ask questions. In Unit 1, you learned how to conduct data analysis using datasets. You discovered significant data findings, facts, and insights through that process. Now, how will you convey that information to others? You can communicate data findings through visual communications and storytelling. This unit will teach you to apply graphic design to visual communications. You will also learn strategies for structuring and organizing the flow and order of data narratives for storytelling.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 4 hours.

    • 6.1: Graphic Design for Data

    • 6.2: Data Encoding and Annotation

    • 6.3 The Visual Side of Storytelling

    • 6.4: Principles of Effective Dashboards

    • Study Guide: Unit 6

      We recommend reviewing this Study Guide before taking the Unit 6 Assessment.

    • Unit 6 Assessment

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