The storytelling world shook this morning with this headline from Tableau: “Data storytelling is undergoing a big change.” The blog post lists three changes: scrolling with less clicking, simpler charts, and visualizations that weave into the narrative.
What is really changing? Not much, and to call it “big changes” is worthy of a trashy tabloid newspaper.
Here’s what should change: Tableau’s leadership in storytelling. So far, Tableau has been a hammer that sees only nails. In storytelling, it sees only another use for data visualization.
The trouble here is that this blog post is sheer marketing when the data storytelling genre needs actual leadership right now.… Read the rest ““Big changes” in storytelling: simple and simplistic”