Storytelling and Design

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Podcast

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Podcast

The podcast touches on different subjects including the difficultly organizations have trying to transform data into a meaningful story with visualizations.

Are people actually reading your PDF reports?

Three problems with PDFs and three ways your organization can get around them.

How Should Governments Communicate with Citizens? Here are 3 Tips.

Here are some strategies government’s can use to effectively communicate.

Happening Now: The Changing States of America

New data from the United States Census Bureau track population shifts in all 50 states from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016. LiveStories put together a quick look at this data that visualizes the components of these population changes.

Media Has Evolved. Government Needs to Catch up.

A closer look at how the internet and social media have evolved and the role government plays.

To Engage Your Audience, Tell a Story

The work of government has always made for some great stories. Here's how to tell yours.

5 Ways Good Design Enhances Your Work

Design is not merely a first impression of something we are about to consume. It controls how we consume content, from the order we read elements on a page to the shape and spacing of the letters. Take care to design your work well.

How to Avoid Wasting Your Audience's Time

When you produce something for an audience, remember that you are asking them to give you a treasure: their time.

LiveStories Empowers Rapid Responses to Health Crises

During fast-developing news events or public health crises, communicating the latest information to readers becomes even more essential.

Nine Tips for Writing Like a Pro

Clear, impactful writing is not easy to achieve. If you want to improve your writing skills and connect with your readers, these tips can help.

Using and Attributing Photos with Creative Commons Licenses

You might be tempted to post the perfect picture you found on your site quickly and let it shine, but it's important to be careful.

Free Images Worth a Thousand Words

Images are essential to communicating data. A good photograph, even a stock image, can provide emotional context to dry statistics. Pictures also make publications visually enticing and break up long blocks of text. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.

74 Free Photos for Your Next Report or Presentation

We just made 74 stock images available for you to download and use for free. The photos are high resolution and you can freely edit and crop as needed.

[Free e-book] Tell Engaging Stories with Data

Engaging audiences with data can be tricky. Data storytelling can help you communicate complex topics more effectively. This 20-page e-book features all the best tips and tricks on how to present data in more engaging and compelling ways. 

Be a Video Star - 3 Tips to Selecting the Perfect Video

Videos are great at making your story engaging and well-rounded. It’s also one of the biggest reasons why it’s better to publish reports as web pages instead of PDFs. Here are some things to consider when adding videos to your story.

3 Free Design Tools That Can Help You Create Beautiful Reports

A great design can take your presentation, story, or report from looking good to looking great - and way more professional. This means great illustrations, the right colors, and beautiful imagery. But if you like most people don't have a designer around, use these three free tools to make your presentation look beautiful.

Before You Create a Report or a Story, Answer These 3 Questions

Before you create a report or story, you want to get the fundamentals right. The fundamentals form the basis of your story and consist of three questions that you want to ask and answer.