APRIL 18-21, 2017
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Telling Data-Driven Stories with Visualization

Bongshin Lee, Microsoft Research


Practitioners increasingly use visualizations “in the wild” to tell compelling stories supported by data, and continually develop novel techniques that help integrate data visualization into narrative stories. The visualization research community has recently begun to pay more attention to the need and use of visualization as a storytelling medium to tell engaging visual data-driven stories. However, data-driven storytelling research is still very much in its infancy and offers great opportunities to the visualization community. In this talk, I will present my recent research on data-driven storytelling to understand the data story creation process and to enable people to easily create visual data-driven stories. I will also discuss future research avenues in this exciting emerging field.


Bongshin Lee is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research. She explores innovative ways for people to create visualizations, interact with data, and share data-driven stories. She has been recently focusing on helping people explore the data about themselves and share meaningful insights with others by leveraging visualizations. Bongshin currently serves as a General Co-Chair for IEEE PacificVis 2017 and an Associate Editor for IEEE TVCG, and served as a Papers Co-Chair for IEEE InfoVis 2015 & 2016. She earned her MS and PhD in Computer Science from University of Maryland at College Park in 2002 and 2006, respectively.