Temporal projects are sometimes built by a single researcher working within their area of expertise, though occasionally they will need to consult or work long term with research assistants, designers, IT experts, or programmers.
Temporal projects are sometimes built by a single researcher working within their area of expertise, though occasionally they will need to consult or work long term with research assistants, designers, IT experts, or programmers. Consider these roles, which may all be filled by the same person:
Content Collection: Gathering the important moments in time as well as the data or media related to them. This is a research-related role, and it may be largely complete before you even begin the project.
Writing & Editing: This role takes the content to be included in the project and puts it into consistent language that fits the needs of the program. That might include thinking about text length, tone, and other factors not directly related to content alone.
(optional) Map Design: Many timelines involve custom maps that are created in other programs and then brought into the timeline. This may occur in a separate program, though you will want the person in this role to be familiar with your overall project so that they can think about proportions, legends or other texts, and style.
(optional) Video or Multimedia Design: You may need to have someone develop other media features like videos, time lapse loops, or other types of visualization. These should be designed with attention to your larger project, but these are a different skill set and use different programs than you would use for web design or coding.
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