This chapter sets the context for the rest of this book with an introductory discussion on data visualization and visual data storytelling. It explores how these two concepts are similar and different and how both practices have been transformed in the digital era by new technologies and bigger, more diverse, and more dynamic data. Lastly, the chapter explores the value of visual data storytelling for data communication, and establishes how data storytelling is the perfect skill to bridge the very broad and expansive business—IT gap.

A Visual Revolution

A data revolution is happening across the globe. From academics to politics and everywhere in between, the world’s stories are being told through ...

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