Backed by Data: Research

Design a solution to your problem. Research and brainstorm possible solutions to the problem. Be creative and daring. Your first idea doesn’t have to be perfect.

Learn More

Challenge Champion Alex Velez describes her background and pathway to becoming a data storyteller.

Helpful Resources

Explore these digital resources to learn more about the factors that can influence and guide the design of your product.

Understand the Problem

How can we tell accurate and compelling stories using data? 

How can we ensure that our stories are accurately representing the data?

Use these resources to ensure that you are using quality data and that your data visualization does not misrepresent the data.

How can we find the data we need to tell our story?

Use these resources to find real-world data sets that you can use in your investigations.

Ways scientists and entrepreneurs are currently addressing the problem

How can we tell compelling stories with data in a new way?

Use these resources to explore how entrepreneurs, scientists, journalists, and story tellers are working to investigate popular narratives and tell compelling stories with data.  

What does entrepreneurship have to do with being an influencer?

Use these resources to learn more about what it takes to build your brand and expand your reach as a social media influencer. 

Business Models

Math Resource

Use the following resources to learn or review key mathematics concepts that are essential for building your solution.

The Telling your Data Story document will help you focus your statistical investigation and tell compelling stories that are backed by data. 

Think About It


After reading through the helpful resources, what ideas do you have for your solution?

What problem will you solve with your business solution?