Narrative Visualisation: Telling Stories with Data

Mr Marcin Nowina-Krowicki1, Dr Steven Wark1, Dr Andrew Cunningham2

1Defence Science & Technology Group, Edinburgh, Australia, 2University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

The challenge for an analyst working with Big Data is to gain actionable insights into the significant factors and relationships that impact on business outcomes. This requires more than visualisation, but also telling the story behind the data. Narrative visualisation is an approach that allows an analyst to understand these complex factors and relationships in an intuitive and engaging way. It can be used to discover knowledge within the data, or to explain how insights were obtained and their impact. This session invites presentations and demonstrations of interesting techniques across diverse domains that could contribute to this approach.



AeRO is the industry association focused on eResearch in Australasia. We play a critical coordination role for our members, who are actively transforming research via Information Technology. Organisations join AeRO to advance their own capabilities and services, to collaborate and to network with peers. AeRO believes researchers and the sector significantly benefit from greater communication, coordination and sharing among the increasingly different and evolving service providers.