Datastory - building blocks for data journalism
|Coordinator||LAPIDUS INTERACTIVE AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 000 000|
|Project duration||November 2017 - May 2019|
|Call||From analogue to digital 2017 - FashionTech and MediaTech|
Purpose and goal
The Vinnova grant has contributed significantly to the development of the Datastory infrastructure. The component parts of this infrastructure are: - API technology - Design system - Internal processes and tools - Databases Datastory has increased its reach and impact during the project period. We have established new collaborations and have a newsletter with 500+ subscribers along with presence on several online platforms: https://datastory.org/sv https://twitter.com/datastory https://www.facebook.com/datastory.org https://www.instagram.com/datastoryglobal
Expected results and effects
Datastory has developed methodologies and tools for universities and research groups to work efficiently with statistics and visualization. During the project period we have prototyped workflows together with partners from three different countries (incl. Gothenburg university in Sweden). We have developed a large number of building blocks (in the form of interactive components and visualization tools) to host a scalable platform. During 2019 and 2020 we will expand with more partner organizations and additional languages to reach a global audience.
Planned approach and implementation
Datastory has established a team with expertise in statistics, data visualization, databases, programming, journalism and design. Together, the team is building new solutions for efficient communication of small and large data sets. The team meets on a weekly basis and collaborates daily with code and design using tools like Github, Slack and Heroku.