Author: Neil Bennett
Author: Fiasco Design has created a interactive map to explore new ways of making information visually interesting as it looks beyond infographics.
Every day we see a huge number of infographics, so to stand out you've got to do something more interesting than most. Static infographics can only tell so much of a story, and making them interactive can help bring together a wide range of information without overwhelming the viewer – as well as helping guiding them to the facets of the data or story they find most interesting.
Bristol-based Fiasco Design has a wealth of experience in static infographics and wanted to show of its skills in creating interactive versions, so has created an interactive map of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia (which kicks off on Friday). It brings together a series of weird, wonderful and 'did you know' facts about the 2014 Games and its host resort (and surrounding area). It's light and fun – avoiding more than a nod to the protests about Russia's homophobic laws that have almost eclispsed the sporting side of the Games – and it's easy to see how the approach could be adapted to commercial projects.
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