Animated Information Graphics: using data and motion to reveal the story

, Senior Editor in Graphics at The New York Times

Class Project

Create a storyboard for an animated information graphic

About the Class

In this class you'll learn how to create information graphics that use data and reveal stories through animation. You'll learn how to go from data/reporting to an engaging and animated information graphic.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • An overview of the approach to starting with a set of data and assets
  • Figuring out the story and whats important or interesting about the data
  • Creating a hierarchy of interesting elements and an organizational scheme
  • Writing a script
  • Creating the final storyboard

We'll also cover things like best practices and some tips to keep in mind as you work on your project.

WHAT YOU'LL MAKE

Students will make a storyboard for an animated information graphic.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR

This class is for anyone interested in data, information graphics, animation, and visual storytelling. If you are a designer, journalist, animator or simply interested in how this kind of work comes together, this class is for you!

More Information

Level: Beginner

School: Design

Related Subjects: Information Design, Data Visualization, Animation, Storyboarding, Journalism

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At a Glance

  • 8 Video Lessons (29m)
  • 625 Students
  • 81% Positive Reviews (16)
  • Self-Paced Online Class

About the Teacher

Graham Roberts

Graham Roberts

Senior Editor in Graphics at The New York Times

Graham Roberts is a Senior Editor in Graphics at The New York Times. He creates work for both print and digital editions, as part of the NYT graphics department. His work has been reco...

81% Positive Reviews

Tara Zepel

Tara Zepel

I've taken a few visualization classes on line and so far, this is the best. The 7 steps are a pithy (and useful) way to organize your workflow and thoughts. The videos make great use ...

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