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4 fun ways to use mySidewalk's new video feature 🎬

4 fun ways to use mySidewalk's new video feature 🎬

Our dashboards and reports help you engage your audience and tell the story of your community’s data. We’re excited to announce the addition of a great storytelling tool to complement your visualizations, imagery, and copy. Now you can embed videos from Youtube, Vimeo, and DailyMotion right into your data story.

To get you started, we have 4 great ways you can incorporate videos to tell your story!

10-Minute Maps: Where do residents without vehicles face the greatest transportation barriers?

10-Minute Maps: Where do residents without vehicles face the greatest transportation barriers?

The Data Storytellers at mySidewalk are back at it, this time with a map that helps you quickly identify where residents without vehicles face larger barriers to transportation - using just two key variables: households without vehicles and the EPA’s Walkability Index. This post teaches you how to build it in 10 minutes or less.

10-Minute Maps: Which schools should still serve food on snow days?

10-Minute Maps: Which schools should still serve food on snow days?

The Data Storytellers at mySidewalk have developed a map that can help you quickly identify which schools should serve lunch even on snow days—using just three key variables: families below poverty level, children 1/2 mile from access to healthy food, and public schools. This post teaches you how to build it in 10 minutes or less.

10-Minute Maps: Where are the vulnerable populations at risk of having their utilities disconnected?

10-Minute Maps: Where are the vulnerable populations at risk of having their utilities disconnected?

The Data Storytellers at mySidewalk have developed a map that can help you quickly identify older adults at risk of utility disconnection with just three key variables: utility type, population age 65 and over, and poverty status. This post teaches you how to build it in 10 minutes or less.

3 features in mySidewalk to make your data pop and your story stick

3 features in mySidewalk to make your data pop and your story stick

At mySidewalk, we know how hard it can be to craft an engaging story with data. Sure, if you had time to experiment, you could do it (and even enjoy the process!) but the reality is, all you really have time for is to share a stat or spreadsheet—and hope people just get it. But research shows that people are much more likely to understand and remember a story than a fact.

That’s why we focus on building features that help subject-matter experts craft an engaging data story, quickly. This post outlines three of the most effective and easiest-to-use tools in mySidewalk for injecting data storytelling into your next report.