by Alan Murphy
The final sections that was left to be added is the “notions of trust” and the “data visualisation”. The initial idea was to create another animation showing the various statistics based on the user survey we carried out for this section of the project. However, I felt that since this is a digital publication there has to be some level of user interaction and it cannot just contain animations as it would turn into an animation only publication.
In order to create something that allows the user to engage in the publication whilst also containing the same information that is contained in the print publication, I made the decision to create a scrollable frame out of the data visualisation. A “scrollable frame” is defined as a function that lets users scroll to view more content. Instead of the user turning to the next page to see the information they would simply swipe in the direction where the rest of the content is placed.
In order to create this process I obtained the assets that my fellow members in my group Aidan Kelly and Aidan Prendeville created for the print publication of this section. I then placed the design into Adobe InDesign. In order to create a scrollable frame within InDesign, I had to create a horizontal frame box in InDesign and then paste the placed image within the frame. After the design was pasted into the frame, it was a matter of using the “Folio Overlays” panel to create a “scrollable frame” out of the design. It was important when creating the “scrollable frame” that a horizontal layout was selected as it eliminates any white space if the user decides to swipe up or down within that section
After each section was completed it was a matter of going through the document very closely and changing certain aspects and features of each page which seemed out of place. For example, some of the fonts had to be changed to match the font layout of the digital publication such as “The Dark Web” and “Credits” section. The colour scheme also had to be changed in various sections to match up with the print publication of the project. Some of the icons that are featured in the dark web map also had to be changed to so that they again were matched up against the icons that are in the print publication.