Who designed the first modern timeline? Why do we use it? What opportunities offer dynamic, interactive timelines? What has been published in this field over the recent years? What should the timeline of the future be capable of? These are just some question this book attempts to scrutinize. Yet it is not only an analysis of the current state but rather an experiment to figure out if all interactive timelines underlie a design pattern. The design approach in this book comprises 102 browser-based interactive timelines from 1997 until 2013. The data was collected over a fixed period of time. The timelines are subject to two main criteria: the focus on time relation and what possibilities for the user to interact the offer. Additional to the print version there is a browser application concept which includes all analyzed timelines. The user can sort and discover all interactive examples by themselve.
All timelines are also collected in a separate Blog.