[image reworked and updated on Mar 27th 2014]
Following the scandal of Dr Liam Foz taking/sending his friend/advisor Adam Werrity on several political trips – I wondered, where exactly has Mr Werrity been, and when?
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.
The Independent on Sunday’s list of people who have made other people’s lives better – mapped and interactive
Caroline Beavon is a freelance information and infographics designer – get in touch for more details