Posts Tagged ‘interactive’
The following project draws on stories from the bible that can teach lessons about the 7 deadly sins. The Tower of Babel is a famous story about pride. I choose to go with a simple design that used an “icon” to represent the story. The tower is the symbol for this story. With the design of the tower, I chose to use layers of metaphors to allude to both the story and “pride.”
The tower is unfinished and is composed as “detached” because I wanted to represent something that was unaccomplished. This is what happens in the story. In a sense, I am trying to tell the story before one actually reads the story.
I chose to use variations of purple for this project. Purple is a color that represents pride. Color acts as another layer of metaphor to allude to the sin. My goal was to create something that could “say pride” even if the word did not appear on it.
The interactivity is simple. Two things are clickable. The cloud leads you to the bible story, and the word pride leads you to the virtue lesson for the sin. My audience is younger and therefore, I didn’t want to complicate it.
I believe all the elements of this project work well together to not only convey the sin of pride but to also teach a lesson on how to overcome that sin.
My deadly sin was lust. I began with a very straightforward concept and completely did a turn around. The idea behind my project was to evoke the users mind to think “dirty”. Once this was accomplished the user would see that what they thought was sexual actually wasn’t. My intentions were to make it a funny iteractive that would make the user laugh at at how provocative and unprovocative it was at the same time. I think I accomplished this but I have to admit I think I can keep working on this project to take it to its full potential. Overall as frustrating as it was to make the interactivity work it was really rewarding to watch it function when I figured out the technical side of it.
I wanted my infographic to be playful and happy as opposed to dark and depressing, which is why I chose to research apples in New York State. I decided to show a tree growing and then have an apple fall off of it. The apple falls and eventually becomes the pie chart. Each of my sections where type heavy so I chose to do a click instead of a hover over for the info to appear. I made boxes up to that coordinate with the pie chart so one can click the boxes to see the section’s information.
I chose to use bright colors and I tried to stay within the color pallet of apples. This is a fun animation and the colors needed to reflect that.
What I learned
I learned how to add interactivity to my animation. I used the click and double click function. I also learned how to use the masking tool.
I wanted to continue with my sports theme and create an infographic regarding the amount of high school athletes that make it to the pro world. With so many students and parents wishing that their sons/daughters make it, especially for economic reasons, it is important for people to see this information and understand how small the stats are.
I introduced the project with a catchy slogan “How many athletes go… from high school to pro?” using a typeface that matches that of athletics writing. I then brought in the balls of the four sports I was gonna be providing stats for. When you click on a ball, the stat comes up and tell you: how many go from HS straight to pro, from HS to college, and from college to pro in a simple bar graph.
It was a simple and interactive way to present this information.
The following project draws on the injustices of America’s incarceration rates. It is no surprise that there are some major discrepancies between race and gender. This info-graphic plainly shows the discrepancies of Caucasian, African American and Latino men and women.
The graphs I chose to illustrate show effectively show the discrepancies in a visual aspect with dots representing the amount of people.
I chose to use variations of black, white, and orange for this project. The black and white is supposed to convey the seriousness of the issue at hand. The orange elements work to highlight the important information. Orange is also a color that people associate with prisoners and the garments that they wear.
The interactivity is simple and meant to guide the audience to the most important information. The info-graphic starts with an animation to introduce the topic and to highlight the outstanding overall statistic.
I believe all the elements of this project work well together to convey an important message about the discrepancies involved in the U.S. justice system.
My infographic is an interactive timeline illustrating the history of prehistoric sharks, starting from 455 Million years ago up until today. When the user clicks on one of the orange buttons, a box of information comes up.
Design strategy I chose to do sharks because I love them and wanted to share more information about them with others. I also found it an interesting topic to research. The design is clean and visually appealing while still allowing the information to be shared with the viewer.
Type Univers LT Std | Color blues, black, orange, white
What I learned I learned how to create buttons and make an object animate in using the coding panel. I also feel more comfortable with Edge than I did after the first project because I tried to play around with things.