I posted version 1 of these designs a few weeks ago. I've taken all the comments on board, made lots of tweaks and developed some of the ideas further. Thoughts on this version appreciated! Images first then i've explained the thought process behind the design below that for those interested!
If you're moving from a ticker to sidebar, there has to be a reason. Personally, the great thing about this design is that it's far more flexible and able to show whatever it needs to including images/live streams etc, something the ticker cannot.
For the headlines at the TOTH
, instead of the presenter being out of vision reading the top stories with images/clips on the screen, the presenter would remain in vision with the side bar being used to display the headline and an image or clip related to that story.
For the rest of the hour (after the TOTH, the side bar could slide out, camera shows studio swoop/voiceover, before this side bar slides in). The top quarter shows the logo, with time and date. The middle two quarters replace the ticker. There are a list of 'headlines' and it'll go down the list one by one expanding the story and giving a brief summary, like we're used to seeing on the ticker. Benefit of this is that just by glancing at the side bar you can see a summary of all the days headlines just from the titles.
The bottom quarter can be used for whatever. Stocks, weather, coming up, contact details, twitter feeds, live pictures, etc etc.
When is comes to breaking news, the side bar really comes into it's own. The simplest option is to replace one of the 'grey' headlines with a 'yellow headline' indicating the story is breaking. The story will expand in turn, but the rest of the time remain closed.
A second option is to keep the story details open at the top. This would be particularly useful if there is a press conference related to this story that the viewers should know about.
The final option, probably only for huge stories that views need to know as soon as they turn the channel on, is to dedicate the side bar to that story with statements, facts, images, live steams etc.
For split screens, whoever isn't talking can be minimised into the sidebar.
Last edited by newmocker on 3 March 2016 2:00am - 2 times in total