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

, Graphics/Multimedia Editor at The New York Times

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 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 is interested in data, information graphics, animation and telling compelling stories. If you are a designer, storyteller, or animator this class is for you!

More Information

Level: Intermediate

School: Design

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

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At a Glance

  • 10 Video Lessons
  • 556 Students
  • 79% Positive Reviews (14)
  • Self-Paced Online Class

Class Project

Create a storyboard for an animated information graphic

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About the Teacher

Graham Roberts

Graham Roberts

Graphics/Multimedia Editor at The New York Times

Graham Roberts is a Graphics/Multimedia Editor 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 rec...

79% Positive Reviews

Jessica Schillinger

Jessica Schillinger

Information Graphics Designer in Research

Great overview on the storyboarding process. Helpful, 'full-feature' examples from NY times, though some more types of examples would have been interesting to see (say some without th...

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