Animated Information Graphics

Using data and motion to reveal the story
Course Created by Graham Roberts
Graham Roberts is a Senior Editor in Graphics at The New York Times. He creates work for both print and digital editions, along with a team of highly talented and creative individuals.

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

He lives in Brooklyn with his lovely and talented wife, who is currently studying as an opera singer.

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  •   30 days money back guarantee!
  •   Accessible via iPhone, iPad and Android (soon!)

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.

Course Objectives

  • Students will make a storyboard for an animated information graphic

Who Is This 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!

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Animated Info Graphics

  • Lesson 1
  • Lesson 2
    Find The Story
  • Lesson 3
    Report The Story
  • Lesson 4
    Seperate The Signal From Th…
  • Lesson 5
    Collect Data and Assets
  • Lesson 6
    Create a Hierarchy
  • Lesson 7
    Write a Script
  • Lesson 8
    Create a Storyboard

  •   Lifetime access to all lessons!
  •   30 days money back guarantee!
  •   Accessible via iPhone, iPad and Android (soon!)