000  |  Data Stories tv#00 — The NYT 3D Yield Curve Chart w/ Gregor Aisch

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Hi Folks, great news … we are experimenting with a new format for Data Stories that includes … that includes … that includes … guess whaaaaaat? Video!

After having heard many many times that it’s hard to imagine how a visualization looks like when we are talking about it, we have decided to experiment with a new format.

This is for now just a pilot to see how you guys react, so we would love to hear your feedback about how you like it and how we can improve.

To be clear: we are not planning to substitute our regular podcast with this, we are trying to build a parallel channel.

Here’s the video!


In this pilot episode the great Gregor Aisch from the New York Times agreed to describe in detail how the amazing 3D Yield Curve Chart has been realized.

As many of you may know, 3D visualization has not a very good reputation among data visualization experts, yet Gregor and Amanda managed to create a super interesting and useful 3D chart.

Gregor shows us where the idea originated from, all the crazy details about how to create a 3D chart that people can actually read, and how to calculate optimal views and a good narrative out of it.

Enjoy the new TV show! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

P.S. A big big thank you to Gregor for accepting to shoot this video with these two totally unexperienced video editors! 🙂 Thanks Gregor, that was awesome!


  1. Peter Robinson says:

    Hello Enrico and Moritz, I recently started listening to your podcast, starting from the beginning and love it very much, thankyou for the effort you put into it. I am up to about episode 25 and have also learned a lot and also been inspired a lot.
    I have a question about this latest episode because my iTunes refuses to download it, getting a 404 not found error each time I try to make it download. The video is there, is there something special needed to make iTunes love this episode too?
    thankyou, Peter

    • Moritz Stefaner says:

      Thanks for the note! The video is only available at the vimeo link above, not directly downloadable… Sorry!

  2. Peter Robinson says:

    Ah ok, thankyou Moritz, I will just watch it outside of itunes. so I can still love it 🙂

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