Sunday, April 23, 2017

It’s Lunchtime and You’re Hungry

Here's the quick-and-dirty sketch for a motion-graphics video I wanted to produce several years ago:

It's lunchtime and you're hungry. You're in the mood for Chinese, somewhere in North Arlington. You Yelp a recommendation, and the Rosslyn-based China Garden catches your eye.

(Maybe work in a reference to a metro app that tells you the times of the trains, or an SMS to Red Top to request a pick-up?) You Google Map directions.

When you arrive, you check-in on Foursquare. A friend sees your check-in on Facebook, and since she's in the area, messages you about desert at Whitlow's.

"Yes, please," you reply.

When the brownie sundae arrives, it looks so good, you Foodspot it.

Unfortunately, the food is better than the service, so you tweet a question about tipping. Within a minute, you have half a dozen suggestions.

The next day, you get a Groupon e-mail for "the best dim sum in DC"—at China Garden.