Telling a story with Instagram

A snapshot of the Humans of New York Instagram account.
A snapshot of the Humans of New York Instagram account.

If you’ve been using Instagram for a while, you would be aware of a very successful (and often very beautiful) account called Humans of New York. The Insta account has now grown to include a web page, Facebook page, and a book. It’s also spawned possibly thousands of storytelling sites just like it.

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Useful links: Media Project tools

Game of Thrones character Arya Stark’s journey mapped by StoryMapJS
Game of Thrones character Arya Stark’s journey mapped by StoryMapJS

Mapping Stories:

StoryMap Apps

Storymap JS

Blogging:

Medium

WordPress

Simple website builders:

Strikingly

Squarespace

Wix

Weebly

Amazingly simple design:

Canva

Piktochart

Interactive images and graphics:

Juxtapose JS

Timeline JS

Maya

Thinglink

Google charts

Tableau Public

Getting organised:

DropBox

GoogleDrive

One Drive

Evernote

Delicious

Pinboard

Tutorials and How-Tos:

Skillshare

ABC Open Tips & Tutorials

Excel tutorials

 

 

 

Infographics

Today’s exercise: take a story in the news and turn it into an infographic.

READ: Some guidelines and tips for making effective graphics

Some examples (which ones work well, and which ones don’t?):

More examples and inspiration: The 100 Best Infographics

Tools for building infographics

Design templates and infographic builders:
Canva
Piktochart

60 awesome free tools (via Canva, including info on where to find illustrations, photographs, fonts and more)