I just hosted a workshop today at the Stanford Do Good Data / Data on Purpose “from Possibilities to Responsibilities” event. My workshop, called “Telling Your Story Well”, focused on how to flesh out your audience and goals well so that you can pick a presentation technique that is effective. We did some hands-on exercises to practice using those as criteria for telling your story well.
One key takeway is the reminder to know your audience and your goals before deciding how to tell your data-driven story.
Folks dove into the activity we did – remixing an infographic to target a specific audience and an achievable change.
For example, here’s a sketch of one group’s idea of an interactive data sculpture that dumps stuff on you based on how much water your purchases at a grocery store took to generate!