Using Data to Tell a StoryPosted: August 7, 2012
The New York Times compares Usain Bolt to past Olympians as part of the multimedia data story series, “All the Medalists.” Watch below to see just how well today’s 8-year-olds would stack up against Olympians of yore.
This is a prime example of how to use data to tell a story. Infographics are too often over-cluttered, spewing out data, charts, and facts without leaving readers with a concise message. This series from the New York Times (see also 100-meter freestyle and the long jump) succeeds in doing just that in a clear, interesting, and entertaining way.