IS 590DST Data Science Storytelling

An introduction to understanding data as a source for storytelling and to telling stories based on data. This process will include understanding and analyzing data sets to find informative aspects, changes, or contrasts that will provide the basic information for developing stories. Course participants will learn storytelling concepts, narrative theories, and performance techniques and develop stories in a collaborative workshop style. Students will work with data visualization toolkits, which will involve variable levels of coding and skill. By using storytelling techniques with data, students can develop, and tell well-evidenced stories, organizations can make better data-driven decisions.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2019

    • IS590DST
      Fri, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Room 126
      On-Campus
      MUST CHOOSE 2 or 4 Credit Hours. All other students need department approval. Email ischool-advising@illinois.edu.
      Instructors
      Wei Gao, Matthew Turk, Kathleen McDowell, Jean Kanengoni
      CRN
      69174
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      1 - 4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).