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Today in class, students asked great questions about Scott McCloud’s six types of closure and how they apply to timeline.� Adam specifically asked for an example of a timeline that might be “moment to moment” and the image linked here seems pretty good–it shows the ABC Friday night schedule from 8 pm to 9:30 pm.� The timeline, however, cleverly combines the moment to moment with a scene to scene scale: yearly, fall and spring, 1988 to 2000.�
The McCloud vocabularly is flexible, which can be a point of frustration sometimes, but also a source of creative analysis.� Our goal is to be able to describe how a piece of visual communication is working, and using McCloud’s visual language is one way to help us do that.�
via Moment to Moment + Scene to Scene timeline.
The Do’s And Don’ts Of Infographic Design | Smashing Magazine.
This article generated a lot of comments and a complete response article that you should read as well. This article really emphasizes the visual appearance of information graphics, the stories they tell, and the “hooks” contained within an information graphic. The response article puts more emphasis on “good research, data, and information.”
50 Informative and Well-Designed Infographics.
Impressive work done by professionals. You can find an information graphic to analyze here, or you can peruse and use for inspiration. The info graphic called “Car Land” might seem closest to the kind of timeline / information graphic we are talking about in this course.
Backup Storage Media Lifespan Infographic – CrashPlan.
Interesting information graphic as advertisement. �The data in the cloud may last forever, but as soon as I stop paying my monthly fee, I lose access to it, right?! �
Infoporn: How Flatscreen TVs Get Cheaper | Wired Magazine | Wired.com.
Not only an information graphic, but one that is about visual culture.
This infographic includes two images done in a surprisingly iconic style considering the topic–limited investment in Research and Development by the US. The text block isn’t as fully developed as other infographics from Wired; have they told you enough?
via Wired 13.12: START.
USAID | feedthefuture-1000.
Multipart infographic: problem, implications, solutions, investments.