Category Archives: Story Telling

Stylish use of long scroll for learning content

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

How far would you have to travel to reach the Earth’s core? And what would you see along the way? Discover what lies beneath…

Really stylish example of long scroll to deliver learning content. Via BBC

How To Teach Adults by Dan Spalding (free download)

Screen Shot 2015-04-18 at 09.19.04Interesting Boingboing.net article by Cory Doctorow discussing “How to Teach Adults: Get a Job; Plan Your Class; Teach Your Students; Change the World.

Dan Spalding’s How to Teach Adults (free download) is an extraordinary document that mixes the practical and the philosophical, a book that explains how to be a better teacher, and how better teachers make a better world.

I first encountered How to Teach Adults as a kickstarter for a free online doc, back in 2012. I remember thinking that it was well-written, cogent and very practical.”

Interactive photos, new buildings and the London skyline.

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The Guardian has put together this interesting interactive photo series to illustrate the  effect of the ever-changing London skyline and how new construction of larger and taller buildings will change it. The Gherkin, The Shard, The Leadenhall Building (the Cheesegrater), The Heron Tower, and 20 Fenchurch Street (the Walkie-Talkie) have made their mark on London, but there are many more to follow.

From an education design perspective it’s interesting to come across the use of self-discovery to help engage with the message and learning content.

Whilst on the subject of these new buildings, here’s a beautifully shot time lapse of the Cheesegrater being built by filmmakers Dan Lowe and Paul Raftery.

Interesting use of long scroll for storytelling

Screen Shot 2014-10-18 at 08.05.48A beautiful BBC News feature tells the story of Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov who became the first human to perform a spacewalk as part of the Voskhod 2 mission.

The story is told using long scroll to tell the story featuring photos, interviews, and video.

Neat example of product explainer

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Really nice example of a web animated product explainer, using the technique of exploded view drawing, a graphic invention from the renaissance.

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A nearly 600 year old approach is used because it does such a good job of telling a story in a simple way.

A few simple things, teamwork, and lots of practice

A short film of two craftsmen at work. Tom Williams happened to see them at work very early one morning and grabbed the camera.

Thanks for sharing Tom.

Splendid typographic video ‘how to handle the gap between taste (ambition) and ability’

THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo.

Ira Glass offers really inspiring advice to people struggling with a gap between their tastes and their abilities in the video The Gap by photographer Daniel Sax. The video features a series of typographic visualisations set to Glass’ words. Sax created the video after watching another typographic video of Glass’ talk by artist David Shiyang Liu. Both videos are based on part 3 of the PRI video series ‘Ira Glass on Story Telling’.