This might be the best interactive information graphic ever. What do you think? I love the simplicity of the rollovers. The multiple information (timeline, map) delivered in the top image below is delightful. Tapuiassauro, o novo dinossauro do Brasil won a gold medal at this year’s Malofiej (see links to all awards).
You’re not going to create one every week, but a timeline is a useful — and helpful — type of information graphic, and fairly common in journalism. When teaching students about timelines, here are some ideas to consider and discuss: Chronology or timeline? Sometimes a timeline is not a timeline, according to Len de Groot, […]
I would call this past 12 months “the year I re-learned ActionScript.” After a semester of teaching Adobe Flash CS4 and ActionScript 3.0 to journalism/design students, I’ve got a better handle on both. I’m not too worried about CS5 changing too much — CS4 was the radical, once-in-a-decade (I hope) reworking of the foundations of […]
I’ve been working on a blog post about the tech topic du jour — not the power play between two corporate giants so much as the implications for online video, for interactive graphics, for Web standards — and it got to be awfully long, so I set it aside for a while. But I also […]
These come from USA Today, The Washington Post, the ABC (Australia’s public broadcaster), Reuters, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Seven examples, seven news organizations. Yes, they are all large news organizations. But I’d like to make the point that (contrary to what some Flash detractors have said) it’s not only […]
These are interactive news packages I’ve selected to show to journalism students as we discuss some of the capabilities of Adobe Flash. Many are very recent. 1. Motion The first thing students learn to do in Flash is animation. Although a lot of animation is merely eye candy, it can help to tell the story […]