A look at the evolution of storytelling as seen in Pixel Fable, Here Is Today, and The Silent History.
1. Visual is Equal to Spoken and Written
For the most part, people are no longer content with just reading words on a screen. The Internet is now so full of visual stimulation, we almost expect everything we encounter online to have a strong element of visual engagement—and if we don’t find that, we dismiss immediately. That’s why people are increasingly telling stories while keeping in mind the visual tools that can be used to enhance the experience. A great example of this is Pixel Fable. Created by interactive designer Senongo Akpem, Pixel Fable is a website that tells three Nigerain fables. Akpem has created a few of these kinds of impressive methods of storytelling, such as a series of photo essays about Nigeria, but this one in particular stands out for the aesthetic of the font and illustrations. It is a beautiful combination of simple storytelling and the visual bit of magic that creates a unique and memorable experience. The effects of the Parallax-scroll keep the reader engaged, while the detailed care and skill involved in the illustrations compliment the contemporary UX in a harmonizing and balancing way....'