I do love having a new job. One aspect of this is learning new things, which I need as a motivating drip feed just to get me out of bed each morning.
You learn a new language with a new job in a new field, and just as the tool shapes the hand of the craft-er, a language helps shape your thoughts.
Moving over from digital creative concept/execution to digital experience strategy/planning has brought me this fantastic new term ‘chart’.
This might be Dumbass 101 but the difference between a ‘slide’ and a ‘chart’ seems to me to be rather large. A slide has all the the evil associations of a templated structure, and the presentation style associated with it can be as mind numbingly dull as a verbatim read.
A chart is read differently- a simple glance should allow it to tell it’s story. It’s an exiting and sometimes terrifying process to write- because you know that you don’t have a script that you can see on the day. It really does make you craft your story.
The tremendously talented Jessica Hagy who writes Indexed is a bit of a champ at designing a diagram to tell a story. Smart and funny, she is well worth checking out.
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