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Transforming an HR Graph into a Data Story

Transforming an HR Graph into a Data Story




45 minutes

Cole Nussbaumer


Storytelling with Data


Starting with a dense attrition bubblegraph, Cole will draw on inspiration from the SWD community to give a practical demonstration of how to bring data to life with a compelling narrative.

Join Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, author of storytelling with data and Let’s Practice!, for an engaging and practical session that will give you a fistful of ideas and techniques to give impact to your data through the power of story.

30 minutes + 15 minutes Q&A with the audience

Available OnDemand

In this 30-minute session, Cole will share how she approaches understanding an unfamiliar graph and demonstrate how we can use learnings from this process to direct a thoughtful redesign. Then she takes things beyond the graph, illustrating how we can use our knowledge of the data together with thoughtfully designed materials and a powerful presentation to tell our audience a robust data story.
Cole will then watch a live Q&A session for 15 minutes, where the live audience ask her questions and explore the material in more depth.
Get started right away! To see the example we’ll focus on, we invite you to complete the what’s the story here? exercise in the SWD community ahead of time. Take your turn grappling with the confusing graph, then watch Cole decode and redesign it into a data story.

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Cole has always had a penchant for turning data into pictures and into stories. She is the author of the best-selling books, storytelling with data: a data visualization guide for business professionals and storytelling with data: let’s practice! 

For nearly a decade, Cole and her team have delivered interactive learning sessions highly sought-after by data-minded individuals, companies, and philanthropic organizations all over the world.

They also help people create graphs that make sense and weave them into a compelling story through the popular SWD blogpodcastmonthly #SWDchallenge, and live stream events and other resources.

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