How we can focus our data stories?

Through employing some storytelling techniques, including choosing an appropriate chart type, strategic use of colour and size and removing confusing or complicated elements we can enhance the focus of our data story. 

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Visualising the natural World around us – basic bar charts versus square area charts

I recently participated in both the March and April 2018 Story Telling with Data Challenges: Basic Bar Charts and Square Area Charts respectively published by Cole Knaflic.  This got me thinking about the pros and cons of both a common, simple chart type such as the basic bar chart versus a more unusual, arguably more complex chart type such as the square area chart.

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