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Making more impact on fewer people through storytelling.

The stories represented by data are what people relate to

Every now and then I ask myself what the added value is of my skills in storytelling. I mean, in terms of fighting of the spread of a virus, or mending those who get sick, telling stories is not exactly an essential skill. Nor is data analyses, my newly acquired skill. A wonderful graph doesn’t cure any disease.

But then I read an article like this, and I get reminded why I wanted to know more about handling data in the first place.

“If readers don’t relate to the information, they are less likely to act and use it,” said Slovic, a founder and president of Decision Research, a collection of scientists who study the human psyche.

From datajournalism.com: Humanising data: Connecting numbers and people

In other words it’s essential to give data a voice or a face. Place the data in a context that people can relate to. Only then people are willing to act upon the story data tells.

Door |2022-01-05T19:16:54+02:005 januari 2022|dataanalyses, datascience, links|0 Reacties

Women’s voting right

Historical Museum Luzern has an expo to celebrate women got the right to vote fifty years ago in kanton Luzern. That it took them so long to acknowledge the rights of women says a lot about Swiss culture. Kanton Appenzell got it as recent as 1990.


Door |2022-01-03T19:40:43+02:003 januari 2022|deze dag|0 Reacties

Taking a walk

As our rented apartment is situated in the city center, it was just a matter of stepping out the door to explore. Daughter truly admired all the decorations and architecture.


Door |2022-01-03T19:40:42+02:003 januari 2022|deze dag|1 Reactie
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