Essential List of Data Visual Storytelling Resources

From our BI Brainz team archives

Over the years, we have worked on collecting data visual storytelling resources and been asked numerous times to share them. While this is only a very small part of our list, we will be working over the next few weeks to complete it.

Data Viz Methodologies / Schools of Thought

  1. IBCS (must buy poster for wall)
  2. Stephen Few

Books / Influencers (find them on twitter)

  1. The Truthful Art – Alberto Cairo
  2. Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
  3. The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam
  4. Data Visualization: A successful design process – Andy Kirk
  5. Effective Data Visualization: The Right Chart for the Right Data – Stephanie Evergreen
  6. Data Visualization for Dummies – by Mico Yuk (had to add this, but start from chapter 7)

Top Articles / Whitepapers

  1. 11 Reasons why most BI projects Fail
  2. The Ultimate KPI Guide: Access 25,000 KPIs Across 350 Industries
  3. Business intelligence and artificial intelligence are a natural fit
  4. Many businesses use BI reporting systems wrong, but they can improve
  5. Why KPIs should use right brain words
  6. Tips on how to get the most out of data dashboard software
  7. Achieving A Data-Driven Culture
  8. The Ultimate Guide to Data Visualization Wireframing and Mockups Tools on the Web
  9. Visualize a Career in BI
  10. Forrester Research Whitepaper – Four Data Viz Steps that Help turn Business Insights into Action
  11. SAP KPY Analyzer Whitepaper by Mico Yuk (Coming Soon)
  12. Forrester Research Whitepaper – Storytelling And Data Visualization Will Turbocharge Insights-Driven Actions (mentioning BI Brainz Coming Soon)

Color Scheme / Chart Choosers

  1. Color Scheme Designer
  2. Adobe Color Chooser
  3. Chart Choosing Cards
  4. Data Viz Catalogue

Podcasts / Other Media

  1. Analytics on Fire Podcast
  2. The Big Data Perspective via Datameer
  3. Free BI Dashboard Formula Videos

Templates / Games

  1. BIDF Visual Storyboard Template
  2. Stephanie Evergreen Dataviz Checklist


  1. Data.World

Be sure to let us know if we missed anything in the comments!

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