#51 Why data stories should be on your radar?

Visual data-driven stories are a powerful means for communicating information to a broad range of audiences. Practitioners such as data journalists are increasingly creating popular data-driven stories that have been described as attractive, absorbing, engaging, or immersive. Most of us know Hans Rosling’s BBC performance that has been viewed by millions of people on YouTube alone. In the video, Hans Rosling narrates the improvements of 200 countries in terms of average life expectancy and income over the past 100 years. The mentioned narration included simple mixed-reality visuals, and a compelling script. It was an instant hit because we people love to hear storytelling, our brains are built for storytelling.