For online storytelling, especially on mobile, you need the product to be easy to consume but also have enough interactive elements to make sure that the user stays and reads as much as possible. Shorthand gives you an incredible arsenal of versatile tools to produce engaging content and the fact that it does so without you having to rely on developers saves you money and enables your content creators to feel more ownership of the production process and in our experience has also led them to produce much more inventive content. Ultimately it saves us money and it allows us to produce better content that is easy to consume for our very diverse audiences.
We often collaborate with people who have very little experience with tech so the fact that Shorthand is so easy to learn how to use is great. We run workshops for human rights defenders where we teach them a lot of different communication tools and Shorthand is always one of the most popular ones!
Several of our Shorthand projects have won and/or been nominated for several awards. Our story called 'Visualizing Yemen's Invisible War' was shortlisted for the Information Is Beautiful Awards, which is one of the biggest data visualization prizes, you can have a look at it here: https://www.yemenpeaceproject.org/invisible Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.