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The Data Storytelling Workbook

Anna Feigenbaum Aria Alamalhodaei



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06 March 2020
From tracking down information to symbolising human experiences, this book is your guide to telling more effective, empathetic and evidence-based data stories.

Drawing on cross-disciplinary research and first-hand accounts of projects ranging from public health to housing justice, The Data Storytelling Workbook introduces key concepts, challenges and problem-solving strategies in the emerging field of data storytelling. Filled with practical exercises and activities, the workbook offers interactive training materials that can be used for teaching and professional development. By approaching both 'data' and 'storytelling' in a broad sense, the book combines theory and practice around real-world data storytelling scenarios, offering critical reflection alongside practical and creative solutions to challenges in the data storytelling process, from tracking down hard to find information, to the ethics of visualising difficult subjects like death and human rights.
By:   Anna Feigenbaum, Aria Alamalhodaei
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 189mm, 
Weight:   567g
ISBN:   9781138052116
ISBN 10:   1138052116
Pages:   247
Publication Date:   06 March 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1. Introduction: Linking Post-Socialist and Urban Infrastructures Tauri Tuvikene, Wladimir Sgibnev and Carola S. Neugebauer 2. Energy Poverty in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE): Understanding the European Union's core-periphery divide Stefan Bouzarovski and Sergio Tirado Herrero 3. The Thermodynamics of the Social Contract: Making Infrastructures Visible in the Case of District Heating in Two Towns in Serbia and Croatia Deana Jovanovic 4. Ideologies and Informality in Urban Infrastructure: The Case of Housing in Soviet and Post-Soviet Baku Sascha Roth 5. Changing times, persistent inequalities? Patterns of housing infrastructure development in the South Caucasus Joseph Salukvadze and David Sichinava 6. Post-Soviet 'Nuclear' Towns as Multi-Scalar Infrastructures: Relating Sovereignty and Urbanity Through the Perspective of Visaginas Siarhei Liubimau 7. Green Infrastructure in Post-Socialist Cities: Evidence and Experiences from Eastern Germany, Poland and Russia Dagmar Haase, Diana Dushkova, Annegret Haase, Jakub Kronenberg 8. Moscow Urban Development: Neoliberal Urbanism and Green Infrastructures Daniela Zupan and Mirjam Budenbender 9. Bengaluru's urban water infrastructure through the lens of post-socialism Chandrima Mukhopadhyay and Tauri Tuvikene 10. Public Transport in Brno: From Socialist to Post-Socialist Rhythms Ondrej Mulicek and Daniel Seidenglanz 11. Predictability and Propinquity on the Sofia Metro: Everyday Metro Journeys and Long-Term Relations of Transport Infrastructuring Anna Plyushteva 12. Infrastructures as Fluidities: How Marshrutkas Help Us to Overcome Static Conceptions of Road-Based Mobility Service Provision Tonio Weicker and Wladimir Sgibnev 13. Conclusion: Infrastructure and Post-Socialism in Theory and Practice Carola S. Neugebauer, Wladimir Sgibnev and Tauri Tuvikene

Anna Feigenbaum is a Principal Academic in Digital Storytelling at Bournemouth University, UK, where she runs the Civic Media Hub, a knowledge exchange enterprise that specialises in data storytelling for human rights, social equity, and health and wellbeing. Anna regularly publishes in media outlets and academic journals. She is a co-author of Protest Camps (2013) and author of Tear Gas (2017). Aria Alamalhodaei is an independent writer and researcher. She received her Master of Arts in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK. She has written extensively about science, technology, and art for academic and popular publications.

Reviews for The Data Storytelling Workbook

The Data Storytelling Workbook is accessibly written and filled with helpful advice, excellent examples and useful activities. It is a welcome resource for everyone trying to engage - and engage with - data in responsible ways. -Professor Helen Kennedy, Chair in Digital Society, University of Sheffield - - - The Data Storytelling Workbook is A breath of fresh air! The book combines cutting-edge theory, visual ethics, and pragmatic design advice in an entertaining and accessible format. Educators, journalists, mediamakers, advocates and data scientists should have this on hand for guidance in navigating the complex (and urgent) questions surrounding how we use numbers responsibly to move people to action. Catherine D'Ignazio, Director of the Data + Feminism Lab, MIT - - - Anna and Aria have constructedA delightfully contemporary text that translates a complex topic into a truly accessible one. They elegantly weaves together robust theories with nuanced pragmatism, practical tactics and compelling case studies. This is a compelling, wide-ranging workbook that will equip academics, students, and professionals alike with the confidence to fully embrace this in-demand capability. - Andy Kirk, Visualising Data Ltd _______ This remarkable book inspires as it teaches us how to tell better stories with data. It's a book We'll be turning to it again and again to learn from the range of international projects represented, to get ideas and practical tips we can incorporate and to share with colleagues and students. It's a book we've been missing and we're so glad it's here. - Data Justice Lab, Cardiff University

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