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Kurzgesagt (German for "in a nutshell") is a Munich-based YouTube channel and design studio that beautifully blends animation, illustration, interactives, and well-themed music to help explain a variety of educational and popular topics. The results are exciting, approachable, and delivered with unprecedented artistic panache. Since its founding in 2013, the team has tackled many projects, a number of which are offered directly from the homepage via engaging icons - a house replete with solar panels, a bright yellow piece of construction equipment, a suitcase full of money. Selecting any of these reveals further information, which may include a short video or a series of images that present a visual narrative of the topic. For instance, selecting Measles Explained pulls up a 5-minute animated video about the current vaccine controversy, as well as colorful graphs, charts, and a short explanation. Readers should also take advantage of the social media links offered on the left-hand side of the page. Preferring quality over quantity, Kurzgesagt uploads one new video each month to its popular YouTube channel. For anyone who loves great design, this educational site will provide good returns.
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Date Issued 2013
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Scout Publication
Date of Scout Publication 2015-12-04
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2015/1204

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