Amanda Olsen

Front End Developer User Experience Enthusiast

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Example: full-screen, responsive animation/interaction done well

http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2013/08/18/reshaping-new-york/

I haven't fully looked into this, or looked at the code much, but the user experience (at least on desktop) is pretty great. This is an example of using some trends – full-screen images, snapping-to, and some animation and video – well. It's easy to use trends/"new exciting things" poorly, but this site is even responsive! And, most importantly, the technology (the trends I listed above) actually fit the content. In other words, the medium fits the message, as opposed to just using a technique because it's cool or flashy. Here, it makes sense that the map is full screen, the images full screen, and they snap into place.

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