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News organisations are increasingly starting to experiment with virtual reality (VR) in storytelling. The recent Trends in Newsrooms 2015 report, released by the World Editors Forum last week, named newsgames and virtual reality as one of the trends to watch this year, predicting it will change the way outlets produce stories.

The Wall Street Journal recently took this type of immersive journalism one step further by turning Nasdaq Dot Com boom and bust data into a roller coaster.

In this Storybench post, Roger Kenny, one of The Journal's interactive designers who worked on the Nasdaq project, put together a simple guide for creating a VR data visualisation.

He explains the process step-by-step, from first creating a chart to turning it into a VR experience, and offering some further suggestions of charts that can be made interactive and engaging with VR.

Warning: code.

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