chapter  8
Interactivity and motion
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Of course, all graphics – whether print or digital – should adhere to many of the same fundamental principles. They should always be visually and textually accurate, overly researched, well written, and enhance understanding. However, graphics reporters must be able to develop graphics for multiple platforms, and knowing the different software programs is only half the battle. Even more important is understanding the differences in reader engagement and how those differences affect the way a graphic comes together. This chapter explores how two powerful concepts – interactivity and motion – affect how readers engage with and navigate digital graphics. We’ll also explore how interactivity and motion can enhance storytelling, as well as the challenges they present for graphics reporters.