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

By ·Graphics/Multimedia Editor at The New York Times

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Class Project

Create a storyboard for an animated information graphic

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!

Level: Intermediate

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 recognized by the Emmy's, the Society of News Design, Malofiej, the Online News Association, the Webby's, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards, the Peabody Awards, the Scripps Howard Awards and the Pulitzer Awards.

He is a graduate of the Digital Media Design program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Science and Engineering.

He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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