An initial scroll indicates that the user is ready to experience this visualization, and starts an animation that layers on average temperatures over the years, culminating in this years record breaking statistics.
The history of the soccer balls used in the World's Cup. Scrolling initiates image loading as well as the start of smooth, infographic style animations to show ball construction, and their changes over the years.
Scroll as Steps
Scrolling can move the viewer through different steps or segments of a visualization. These examples replace the stepper with scrolling.
Visualizing the relationships between colors and language, this interesting visualization steps us through how Chinese and English languages shape their respective speakers' interpretations of what colors are.
An elaborate exploration of the highly interconnected network of World Cup players and the clubs they are associated with. Each step provides more detail on subsets of the data. The final piece allows the user to explore to find the clubs and players they are most interested in.
Finally, when continuous scrolling is combined with the presentation of many different media types, we reach scrollytelling. Most famous is probably still Snow Fall. Typically combines text with video and images, but there is no reason why interactive components could not be presented in the mix too.
Shark And Minnow uses text, images, and video based maps to talk about the difficulties uncertainty faced by the Philippines, and other nearby countries due to China's rising power and desire to assert its dominance.