Trina Chiasson on 'Rise of the Data Selfie'

Wed, 6 Apr 2016
"I have a colleague who says looking at someone else’s data is like looking at someone else’s vacation photos," says Trina Chiasson, senior product manager at Tableau. "You might show polite interest, but you really start paying attention when you see a photo of yourself."

Trina presented on "the rise of the data selfie" at Tapestry. Check out her Short Story presentation below.... Read more

Derek Schwabe & Leigh Fonseca on Telling Data Stories to End Hunger

Mon, 4 Apr 2016

In their words, Leigh Fonseca helps brands "understand their customers" while Derek Schwabe "basically works on figuring out how to end world hunger."

The pair met at Tapestry 2015, and have since partnered to increase the impact of Derek’s grassroots organization, Bread for the World Institute. The group's goal is to convince US policymakers to commit to ending world hunger... Read more

2 Stories on Developing a Nose for Data Stories and an Eye for Visual Reporting

Fri, 1 Apr 2016
Hone your storytelling skills with these two short Tapestry talks from two heavy hitters, Alan Smith of Financial Times and Enrico Bertini of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Alan Smith on Becoming a ‘Competent Critic’ of Visual Reporting

"If we want to achieve a culture change for growing and maturing visual journalism, we need to bring on those people that are not the... Read more

Catherine Madden on the Power of Drawing in Storytelling

Wed, 30 Mar 2016

Most people feel "really uncomfortable" when you ask them to draw out their ideas, according to data designer and doodler Catherine Madden.

But Catherine says there are several benefits to communicating by drawing, especially when it comes to storytelling.
Check out her Tapestry presentation which, of course, features several eye-catching drawings.

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Scott Klein on the Forgotten History of Visualization in News

Fri, 25 Mar 2016

Tapestry 2016 brought data and storytelling luminaries of all flavors to Estes Park, Colorado. We are excited to share their stories with you here on the Tapestry blog.

We kicked off the conference with keynote speaker Scott Klein of ProPublica. Scott outlined the rich history of data visualizations in the news.

"Being a history nerd, I started wondering how... Read more

Ride the Discount Shuttle to Tapestry, Get a Free Ride Back to NICAR

Wed, 24 Feb 2016
We’re looking forward to seeing all of you at Tapestry. Here are a few details on logistics.
Tapestry will take place at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. To help you get there, we’ve set up a discounted shuttle rate with Estes Park Shuttle. Use the discount code TAPESTRY when booking.
For your ride back to Denver, we’ve arranged a free shuttle to... Read more