Data Storytelling


Introduce students to how to tell exciting stories from raw data using dataviz. Originally driven by the multiplication of data present on the Internet and their exploitation, dataviz has spread outside the digital world. It is rethinking how to communicate results within a company, how to produce information in the media, but also how to exploit the results of experimental research. Dataviz is at the heart of all interfaces. This course deals with the methods used to build a solid communication scenario thanks to the different forms of data visualization. It will show how to place the user experience at the heart of the reflection of an efficient restitution. Focused on the production of subjects, the notions covered are largely illustrated by examples and counter-examples.

The course will consist of one third of lectures and two thirds of practical sessions. 


At the end of the course, the student will know

– placing data in a political, social or scientific context and using it to tell a more accurate story

– avoid the mistakes that should not be made when representing data, in terms of schematic and visual representation of the information

– build a simple dataviz from a public dataset, in Javascript

– identify the animations and data representations best suited to the message they wish to convey

– to be reflected in the world production on this subject