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

Graham Roberts, Senior Editor in Graphics at The New York Times

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9 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Introduction

    • 3. Finding the story

    • 4. Reporting your story

    • 5. Separate the signal from the noise

    • 6. Collecting data and assets

    • 7. Creating a hierarchy

    • 8. Writing a script

    • 9. Creating a storyboard

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19 of 22 students recommend this class
A comprehensive, considered and detailed introduction to Animated Information Graphics with plenty of leads to broaden your knowledge and expand on the class.
Chad K.

Creative Director

Great class! Very informative and concise.
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 the use of 3D). Definitely worth your $20 if you're new to information graphics, storyboarding, or journalism graphics.
This was a worthwhile class on how to fuse data with animation. The strongest of Graham's video classes was the fourth installment on the storyboarding process. It gave me a new way to weave a script with the visuals. I also thought the idea of curating the data in Section 3 was interesting.
Well-done, thanks! That was fun and a good way to start thinking about how to present data in a fun and informative manner. I wish there was a convenient way now to actually create this! cb