The ‘Quantified Self’ is a movement seeking self-knowledge through self-tracking, often with the incorporation of technology to acquire data on aspects of a person's daily life, including consumption, performance, mood, etc.
Narrative is the form/structure of the story, not the content.
Narrative is a chain of events in cause-effect relationship occurring in time and space.
What makes a good data visualization? What makes a good story?
Structure, flow, movement through time and space, a good title, clear hierarchy, simplicity?
Bordwell and Thompson define four non-narrative forms in their book, Film Art:
Categorical: where a subject is divided into parts or categories
Rhetorical: where an argument is presented and evidence is shown to support it
Abstract: where the reader’s attention is drawn to shape, color, rhythm and other visual forms
Associational: where an attitude is expressed or a mood evoked through juxtaposition or loose connections, suggesting an emotion or concept.
Kaitlin Pollock's forensic autobiographical data presentation:
Frank Mouris' Oscar winning animated short is an example of an associational autobiography: