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

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

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In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

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Course Description

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, ...

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!

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Chad K.

None/10 starsCompleted
5 years ago
Great class! Very informative and concise.
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Jessica Schillinger

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5 years ago
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.
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Stephen Beard

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5 years ago
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.
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Carsten Braun

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5 years ago
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
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Tara Mortensen

None/10 starsCompleted
5 years ago
I was a little bit disappointed that this class didn't actually give any nuts- and-bolts how-to instruction on how to actually do some basic animating. For me, this is where I am lacking knowledge. If anyone knows of any workshops on Maya or motion capturing, I am trying to learn.
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Tara Zepel

None/10 starsCompleted
5 years ago
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 of specific details from concrete examples. And most importantly, the community aspect is welcoming. It's interesting to talk with fellow classmates and watch their projects develop!
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Robert Ayala

None/10 starsCompleted
5 years ago
The title of this class is a little misleading (gives the impression it will focus more on the animation process & design of infographics). However, it is more focused on the art of storytelling using visualizations. With that being said, it was very informative and useful in terms of how to brainstorm a visual story, organize your thoughts and structure the process. I would definitely recommend this class.
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Zorbey Canturk

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5 years ago
I was afraid this was going to be technical, since I have no experience in any kind of animation. Boy, I was wrong! This is very inspiring, and it doesn't drown you in dreadful details of how to animate information. Rather, Graham shows you the idea behind of putting a story together. Keeping the type of the presentation material optional, he basically shows you the thinking process of revealing a story with information graphics.
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