Information in Motion

McKelvey, A. (2014). Information in Motion (BSc (Hons) Digital Media Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Hetherington, R., Smyth, M.).


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This project discusses what informational animations are, and through the use of examples, how they have developed since their conception in the early 20th century. Also discussed is the context informational animations are being commonly used in today along with a range of techniques that can be used to increase the effectiveness of their implementation. A review of previous research into the effectiveness of animation as a tool for educating and cognitive learning is also covered to allow for an understanding of where animation’s true potential lies.

The paper also documents the development process of an informational animation created by utilising the techniques discovered. The animation, which covers the life cycle of the Atlantic salmon, is documented from its pre production stage through to post production. It is then evaluated by subject matter experts and animation designers. A final discussion covers the revision process and the potential for further research.
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