This Articulate challenge is to take The Big History Project’s interactive timeline and recreate it; interpreting it with the tools you have. It was a rather intense technical challenge, but a fantastic exercise.
The Post-Challenge Interview
As part of the challenge, David Anderson asked us a few questions to learn more about how we created our entries.
1. How long did it take to build?
I’d guess maybe 6 hours.
2. How did you approach it?
I sketched it out on paper first to make it easier to organize and build.
3. What was the hardest part?
I created it using Storyline 1’s native animation and image-creation capabilities, so the only hard part was to remind myself that it was a good interpretation and to not get caught up in trying to recreate every detail of the original.
4. Would you do anything differently?
I don’t think so. Given the amount of time I had, I’m pretty happy with it.
Now that we have Storyline 2’s enhanced animation and transition options, plus its sliders and motion paths, I thought this would be a great challenge to revisit.
The problem, as I now search for the link to show you the original, is that The Big History Project has completed a Big Web Page Makeover and this version of the timeline has evaporated; lost forever to the mists of time.
What better moment to assure you that my interpretation was utterly spot-on?