STP104 - Building Interactive Data Visualizations in Storyline
Bar graphs. Pie charts. Line graphs. Area graphs. Software tools make them easy to create. But by cluttering the chart with too much information, adding unnecessary decorative elements, they can be often useless to your learner. You've lost an opportunity to make a big impact. So why bother using graphs and charts in the first place? Simple. Because people are interested in data. By choosing the right chart type, you can make meaning for the learner. You need to be able to think beyond the standard chart types and step away from the tools that make them so easy to create in the first place. But even if you choose the right graph, it still isn't enough. You need to make data discoverable. You need to make it dynamic. You need to make it move and combine in different ways that are meaningful for the learner.
In this session, you'll learn how to make interactive graphs and charts based on the groundbreaking work of Edward Tufte, a pioneer in the field of data visualization. We'll learn how data visualization is changing how we represent and understand data. We'll explore what differentiates a good graph from a bad graph. We'll learn how to isolate the key data elements and remove the rest. Our learners deserve more than just pretty or unique chart designs. They need to be able to relate to the data. You create that opportunity by building interactive data visualizations. Using Articulate Storyline, we'll show how to build two different interactive data visualizations. We'll break up our data up into discrete elements. Next, we'll assign that those elements to Storyline layers. Then, using shapes and lines, we'll build the graph elements. Finally, we'll use triggers and states to allow the learner to combine and re-combine the data in meaningful ways. You will leave the session with the tools you need to create your own interactive data visualizations.
In this session, you will learn:
- How data visualization is making data more accessible
- New ways to graphically represent data
- How to isolate key data elements
- How to create interactive graphs and charts using Articulate Storyline