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vom 20. February 2024

New perspectives with positive data storytelling

In previous articles, I have looked at the transformative power of positive and regenerative storytelling. Now I want to shed light on data, facts and figures and find out how positive data storytelling can serve as a source of inspiration and motivation instead of overwhelming or boring.

How can data open up new perspectives for us?

Data surrounds us everywhere, but without a catchy narrative structure it often remains a mystery. Data storytelling combines quantitative information with our love of stories. It’s about putting data into context and presenting it in such a way that it arouses emotions and moves us to act.

A shining example: Hannah Ritchie

Hannah Ritchie from “Our World in Data” shows how positive data storytelling can bring about change. Her work turns gloomy climate data into a source of hope and motivates us to become active instead of resigned. Their encouraging stories based on data show that change is possible and demonstrate how a hopeful narrative can break the cycle of fear.

Important factors for positive data storytelling:

Understanding through visualization: Make complex data tangible through visualizations such as graphs and infographics and ensure that it remains easy to understand.

Create an emotional connection: Use real stories to build a bridge between the numbers and the people behind them. This reinforces the message and makes the data comprehensible.

Motivate action: Simplify complex issues and incorporate clear calls to action to inspire the audience to be part of the solution.

Encourage a change of perspective: Use different interpretations of data to encourage discussion and stimulate critical thinking.

A practical example: The long road to equality

The professional participation of women has changed significantly since 1970. While only around 46% of women in Germany were in employment at that time, the figure today is around 75%. This development shows clear progress, but also reveals that there are still challenges, for example in terms of equality in management positions or pay inequality.

How to do positive data storytelling:

Follow this 4-point plan to use data positively like Hannah Ritchie:

1. collect data optimistically: look for data that shows positive developments and focus on areas with recognizable progress.

2. create visualizations: Use appealing visualizations to highlight positive trends and make data accessible.

3. tell connecting stories: Combine data with real stories to create emotional connections and bring the data to life.

4. integrate calls to action: End each story with a clear call to action to encourage positive change.

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