Category Archives: Information Design

29 Sep

My Route – touchtable design

My Route was a heritage project based in Birmingham. I was commissioned to design a touch table that would show the changing history of the Stratford Road, one of the key routes in the city, from the 1940s to today. You can find out more about the whole project in this short film

After several months of research and trialling, I began developing a map that would allow users to see the businesses along the road in 10 years intervals. Using the Kelly’s Directories, phone books, Yellow Pages and other research, I created a giant spreadsheet showing the business name, type and category.

Working with digital agency Substrakt, and touch table developer John Sear, we created an interactive touch table that was placed in a local community centre and a library for several weeks for the public to use.

The touch table shows a selection of the businesses, with audio, image and video content.

Users interact with the touch table by moving the coloured “decade” lenses over the road, and icons appear when there is content available. Touching the icon reveals the content.

 

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29 Jul

bestbywm infographics

#bestbywm is a white paper investigating social media best practice in the West Midlands, UK.

Find full report here:

Following a survey of local authority communications teams I was invited to generate a series of infographics for the report. This included:

* a full page results infographic
* a series of footer infographics showing social media stats
* a simple infographic showing the cost of communciation channels

 

Survey Infographic - FINAL IMAGE V2-01

 

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14 Jan

Hello Culture Data Visualisation

A data visualisation / infographic showing the results of a survey of young people about their arts activities

The graphic was created for a downloadable PDF report about the Hello Culture conference

The colours matched the corporate branding of the Hello Culture brand, and the division between live and non-live was decided by the client.

The chart was created in Tableau, and manipulated in Adobe Illustrator

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All content (c) Caroline Beavon 2020