27 Jun, 2020
Timelines are a well-known technique, used by many people to boost learning, organize information and display data in a different and chronological way. From an attractive and visual layout, it is possible to combine historical events with the specific dates in which they took place, enriching the content and making it easier to understand.
Sciences like Biology and History have mastered the use of timelines, which can be a didactic way to explore events and show how important milestones for these fields have succeeded and evolved throughout the development of our society.
Timelines are useful in several ways, and a very important point is the possibility to customize and edit their visual outlook. When we insert visual elements such as colors, shapes and symbols into the timelines, we bring the project to life, making it more striking.
Another point is that the timelines are easily changeable. The project allows the inclusion or removal of points, depending on their evolution. This shows how timelines represent history as it is, and can be modified at any time, focusing on facts or events according to the possible developments of each one.
Amplified visualization is yet another benefit of the timeline technique. Focusing on a specific issue, ignoring its relationship to what is around you, can be a mistake, because it limits your view of a situation. With timelines, we see the succession of events as they happen. Thus, it is possible to draw parallels and better understand how each one connects with what came before and, of course, with what comes after.
And it doesn't stop there: timelines also work as a great reference material. From a quick reading, it is possible to refresh the memory and recall the desired content. For people who are dedicated to the study of a particular subject, structuring information in a timeline is an instant and effective way to have a guide at your side to be accessed whenever there are doubts.
This certainly contributes to an increase in knowledge, in addition to optimizing your time: you won't have to go and look in an extensive book, for example, where is that topic that you don't remember very well. In the timeline, you can find it more easily.
Timelines are a valuable resource also for those who want to memorize dates, names of important characters, events, revolutions, the order of events. Imagine this: by placing all the Brazilian presidents on the timeline, with their respective years in office, it becomes easier to memorize this aspect of the history of Brazil, don't you think?! Just by assembling your line, your brain is able to store the information in a more satisfactory way, since it is organized in a way that helps retain these references.
If you're thrilled by the advantages of creating narratives in timelines, you will be even more inspired when you realize the possibilities that technology brings to this technique.
Nowadays, timelines are even more interesting, thanks to their dialogue with technological devices. As we know, digital technology is here to stay and, for some years now, it has been changing our routine with new features that make everyday life more productive, fun, light, and agile, among many other aspects.
Timelines and digital resources
Today, it is possible to create more intuitive timelines, with the help of innovations and features that add dynamism and versatility to the display of content. On the Internet, there are options for all tastes: simpler and more basic models, others that include multimedia and even some in which 3D elements are used.
These new possibilities make the language of timelines attractive to a new, younger audience, who see the technique as an ideal way to develop their own stories or talk about something they like, in addition to formal learning. With this, timelines gain multiple applications and cease to have their usefulness restricted only to the universe of education.
In the marketing sphere, executives from different sectors have taken advantage of the resource to show data on the evolution of products or services in their areas of activity, for example. It is an alternative way of presenting complex information and making meetings less tiring, more direct.
In the cultural scenario, this process also occurs, above all, because the Internet has brought countless changes to the sector. Whether it is used to facilitate distribution, by bringing creators and buyers closer together, or to allow greater access to the arts, technology opens doors for the consumption of culture in general.
Several applications and platforms, which are on the rise, help fans to know more about their idols. Netflix, Youtube, Spotify: these are some examples that have changed our way of approaching music, movies, series, actors and actresses... The opportunities are many and, with features like these, knowledge of culture spreads and becomes more present in our life.
With the Internet, many people have gained the possibility to get to know in depth the work of an artist they love, learn a little more about their trajectory and share these ideas with friends and family (and in some cases, even strangers!). What had been very distant and expensive is becoming increasingly cheaper and more palpable. Isn't it wonderful?!
If you love the experience of entering a cultural universe that you're a fan of, you will love our next proposal: how about gathering all of your information in a timeline about your favorite artist? We already know that you know their records, their singles, the years of departure or arrival of new members to a musical group, the album that was the turning point of their career... Do you want to know how to do this? With Timelinefy and Spotify: an amazing duo that helps you share information on a timeline about the artists that never leave your playlist.
How to create timelines with Timelinefy
Timelinefy is the tool that helps you create narratives of your choice and organize them in a timeline, chronologically. Everything is done online and, on the platform, there are several features that make the process very agile and intuitive. You can talk about the subject you prefer, from business to science, history to music.
Creating a timeline is super easy: in a few clicks, you can import data from a spreadsheet or make available any knowledge you have, in an attractive format. What could you spend hours and hours talking about? What subject do you love to share information about? If you thought about something related to music, stay tuned to the following step by step and see how to import information from your Spotify account!
Your favorite artist's timeline trajectory with Timelinefy and Spotify
For lovers of a good beat, this is an inspiring novelty. Recently, the Timelinefy tool was integrated with Spotify, the most popular music and podcast streaming platform in the country. The union between these two powers has automated the creation of timelines of artists who are on Spotify, transporting a little of their trajectories to an environment where culture and knowledge are available to those who like to consume information in a non-traditional way.
Do you want to add a singer or a musical group to Timelinefy? You can do that right now, because as we said, a timeline can be ready in a few minutes. Follow the instructions below:
- First, register on our platform!
- Congratulations! Now that you have created your account with Timelinefy, click on the Timespaces option on the left-bar menu, and then on "View my Timespaces".
- Now, click on the "Create a Timespace" button, in the upper right corner of your screen.
- From the dropdown menu, choose the "Import Artist" option!
- A new window will appear on your screen. You may insert the information in two ways: either search for the Artist's name, or place directly the link to the Artist on Spotify. When you're done, click "Import"!
- It's done! After these five quick steps, your timeline is now successfully created. In it, you will find albums, EPs, singles, live performances, participations... Everything that your favorite artist has done throughout his musical career, organized chronologically.
Easy, don't you think?! Now run to our website, find your favorite artist and enjoy the timeline that we will create together. We promise: it is so uncomplicated and spontaneous to shape a timespace that you will love it and will want to do several in a row!
After being delighted with the result, remember to share your timeline with your friends. It is a great way to invite them to learn more about an artist that you are already a fan of — who knows, maybe after that, you'll have one more interest in common!
Also, don't forget to browse our platform and see the other timelines. We have a lot of them, inspired by our users' many different interests, that can open new doors for you to connect with the cultural universe.
What we at Timelinefy want is exactly that: to share with people the information we've mastered. Therefore, we developed this incredible way of exploring narratives and seeing the evolution of artists, establishing comparisons between the beginning of their career and their most recent projects. We wait for you!