Keywords: visualization, data-driven storytelling, visual storytelling, expressiveness, information design
Practitioners are increasingly using visualization to tell compelling stories supported by data. Acknowledging this use of visualization as a storytelling medium, those of us in the visualization research community have set to identify and refine design principles and to develop innovative techniques and tools. In this talk, we will present our recent research on data-driven storytelling, which focuses on empowering people to easily produce stories leveraging expressive visualization without the need for programming. We will also briefly discuss the challenges of evaluating novel tools for data-driven storytelling, as well as future research directions in this exciting field.