Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Data Storytelling Hub
Data collection is a daily practice in the 21st century but the stories behind the data are rarely unveiled. Data storytelling helps with interactive tools and narrative methods to show patterns that can help us make decisions.
People always find a way to share or to listen to an interesting story. A great example of this is the rose chart of Florence Nightingale, who created one of the first visualization that told a story.
The purpose of the hub is to strengthen not only basic methods but to experiment with new ones. Be it an interactive visualization or an XR environment, the aim is to create something that can help people understand the stories behind the data.
Data is everywhere and making sense of it is becoming increasingly important. In this research, the focus is on how to involve non-experts in the data storytelling design process. The research aims to create new design tools for data storytelling, while also exploring ways to understand the effects and evaluate the experiences of different data storytelling strategies.
The history of Debrecen was fundamentally shaped by fires, which were frequent and devastating until the middle of the 19th century. The City of Debrecen, together with the Reformed Parish of the High Church, decided to commemorate these fires. Based on the minutes and written documents found in the Debrecen archives, Olga Kocsi was commissioned by MOME to create a data-based installation that showcases the history of the city's fires. Other MOME citizens also participated in the project, including researcher Mihály Minkó.