Objective: To illustrate the tectonic plate movements in Ethiopia along the Great Rift Valley. Working with the developer, I designed a map that had animated features illustrating this tectonic movement, along with other information that the author referenced in the article. As a companion piece, I also created a timeline of humankind’s family tree, showing the hominid species that were found in Ethiopia.
Problem: To interpret and illustrate complex information about the origin of humanity in Ethiopia, for web.
Approach: After sketching and collaborating with a team of a developer, the author of the magazine, and the art director at the magazine, we determined the most effective solutions for the website.
Visit the live article here: http://nautil.us/issue/17/big-bangs/digging-through-the-worlds-oldest-graveyard