The Juice team has been traveling around from conference to conference showcase our method of quickly and easily creating data stories from a data set. We got the opportunity to utilize Nashville’s Open Data project to source the data we used for the workshops. Attendees were divided into several groups and given the option to choose between several personas for whom they would build their data story. By focusing on a particular type of user’s goals, attendees were easily able to create questions that should be answered by the data. These questions or “goals” for their data story were written out on sticky notes by each group member and were shared with the entire group.
Once the goals for their stories were distilled into just 3 questions total, attendees chose metrics and dimensions that would function to best answer the questions that would achieve the goals that their personas wanted from the data story. Making decisions about building effective data stories typically take hours if not days. We were able to accomplish this in less than an hour and saw attendees leave with a full understanding of how a great data story is built for a particular audience or user.
Some workshop moments that were captured can be found in the 30-second video below:
Stay tuned for part two, in which we will showcase a data story that was created by one of our attendees. You won’t want to miss what he created in just under an hour with Juice’s guidance!
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