Moment to Moment + Scene to Scene timeline

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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

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.”