My favourite resources about data visualization and visual stories in business. Much recommended for the beginners as well as advanced data communicators.

Some of them I’ve already read. Some are on my to-read-book list.

Data storytelling

  1. Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
  2. Storytelling with Data: Let’s Practice! by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
  3. Effective Data Storytelling: How to Drive Change with Data, Narrative and Visuals by Brent Dykes
  4. Telling Your Data Story: Data Storytelling for Data Management by Scott Taylor
  5. Data Story: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story by Nancy Duarte

Data visualization in business

  1. #MakeoverMonday: Improving How We Visualize and Analyze Data, One Chart at a Time by Any Kriebel Eva Murray
  2. The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios by Steve Wexler, Jeffrey Shaffer, Andy Cotgreave
  3. Information Dashboard Design: Displaying Data for At-a-Glance Monitoring by Stephen Few
  4. Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis by Stephen Few

Visual communication in business

  1. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte
  2. Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols by Nancy Duarte
  3. slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations: The Art and Science of Presentation Design by Nancy Duarte
  4. Everyday Business Storytelling: Create, Simplify, and Adapt A Visual Narrative for Any Audience by Janine Kurnoff, Lee Lazarus
  5. Killer Visual Strategies: Engage Any Audience, Improve Comprehension, and Get Amazing Results Using Visual Communication by Amy Balliet, Guy Kawasaki

Data visualization and visual thinking

  1. The Truthful Art, The: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication by Alberto Cairo
  2. The Functional Art, The: An introduction to information graphics and visualization by Alberto Cairo
  3. How Charts Lie – Getting Smarter about Visual Information by Alberto Cairo
  4. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
  5. Information is Beautiful by David McCandless
  6. Visual Thinking: for Design by Morgan Kaufmann

Tableau guides

  1. Innovative Tableau: 100 More Tips, Tutorials, and Strategies by Ryan Sleeper
  2. Practical Tableau: 100 Tips, Tutorials, and Strategies from a Tableau Zen Master by Ryan Sleeper
  3. Visual Analytics with Tableau by Alexander Loth

Data, stats & humour

  1. Factfulness Illustrated: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – Why Things are Better than You Think by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund