Essential List of Analytics Data Storytelling Resources

Essential List of Analytics Data Visual Storytelling Resources
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Over the years, we have worked on collecting analytics data storytelling resources and have been asked numerous times to share them. While this is only a very small part of our list, please bookmark the page and come back often to check for updates. 

Data Viz Methodologies / Schools of Thought

  1. IBCS (must buy poster for wall)
  2. BI Data Storytelling Mastery (an online course that will teach you how to easily set up, build, and design your first compelling analytics data story)
  3. BI Data Storytelling 3-day Live Workshop 
  4. 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)
  7. DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story – Nancy Duarte
  8. Let’s Practice: Storytelling with Data – Cole Knaflic 

Top Articles / Whitepapers

  1. Numbers Shouldn’t Lie – An Overview of Common Data Visualization Mistakes
  2. 11 Reasons why most BI projects Fail
  3. The Ultimate KPI Guide: Access 25,000 KPIs Across 350 Industries
  4. Business Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence are a natural fit
  5. Many businesses use BI reporting systems wrong, but they can improve
  6. Why KPIs should use right-brain words
  7. Tips on how to get the most out of data dashboard software
  8. Achieving A Data-Driven Culture
  9. The Ultimate Guide to Data Visualization Wireframing and Mockups Tools on the Web
  10. Visualize a Career in BI
  11. Forrester Research Whitepaper – Four Data Viz Steps that Help turn Business Insights into Action
  12. Forrester Research Whitepaper – Storytelling And Data Visualization Will Turbocharge Insights-Driven Actions (mentioning BI Brainz)

Color Scheme / Chart Choosers

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

Podcasts / Templates / Other Media

  1. Analytics on Fire Podcast
  2. Free Data Storytelling Templates
  3. How to Become the Chief Data Storyteller in your Organization (Free Webinar)
  4. BI Data Storytelling Mastery Facebook Group
  5. Stephanie Evergreen Dataviz Checklist
  6. The Big Data Perspective via Datameer

BI Maturity IQ (helps to determine your maturity level and tool choice)

This short 10-point quiz will help you to quickly asses both your readiness and current capabilities went it comes to BI. Alternatively, you can use these 10 focus areas to grade your BI tool and assess whether or not it is the right choice for your needs. Either way, it’s quick, easy, and delivers great insight.

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If you would like to find out more information about our BI Data Storytelling Mastery online course, please visit our BI Brainz Academy website!an

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Soo Tang Yuk

Soo Tang Yuk

Soo Tang Yuk is the Co-Founder of a global tech consultancy & training firm, an internet marketer, and a Women in Tech and STEAM Evangelist. Although her background is in IT, she has pursued her passion for marketing and social media. She is most well known for creating and maintaining a successful Tech community and blog, that harboured both users and developers, alike.
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