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Aids and resources for creators and teachers of writing, interactive fiction, digital stories, and transmedia
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Why Data Needs Stories from Economist Steven Levitt

Why Data Needs Stories from Economist Steven Levitt | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Steven Levitt, an economist hailed as one of the finest minds of his generation, says he’s never been good at math and finds much of his life’s work “embarrassing.” The University of Chicago professor is not just being...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:06 PM

I really like this article because it showcases Freakonomics author Steven Levitt who is a master storyteller when it comes to data.


What I love about Levitt is his ability to take data and tell compelling stories about it -- generating not only sense-making but even bettr -- meaning! Meaningful stories that make an impact.


Learn more about Levitt and some of the great stories he tells interpreting data. He's a terrific example for us all. Enjoy!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:54 AM

Putting data into a story makes it much more people oriented.   Brings out the need to know.    

Karen Dietz's comment, June 24, 2013 2:57 PM
Good point Kaylin!
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A Brief History of Information Design and Visual Storytelling

Humankind has been telling complex stories through simple visuals long before you saw your first infographic at Mashable. History is humbling, let's go back in

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 6, 2013 4:24 PM

If you are into data and storytelling, then this brief overview is for you. The slideshare program quickly explains data visualization through time.


Of course, how data is displayed -- if done well -- can tell its own story.  The next step is to give a presentation as a story, and tell the story of the data as you are doing so. 


Until then, enjoy this quick historical review of visual storytelling.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it