Today, Jeff, Russell, Eric and I met to talk about the interactive experience of “Hollow.” We have been developing the website for a while and are still determining the paths users can choose when entering and the way the content will be displayed. Important to our design elements is recreating the feeling of “community” online while still making the experience relateable for someone not from McDowell County, WV.
Before designers refined a vision for automotive-era service stations, they toyed with tudor and oriental styles, now historical. This tudor station at Bramwell, W.Va., is an excellent example. If your West Virginia community is gifted with such structures, please let me know through Facebook or by emailing your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the interactive designer/programmer creates wireframes for the HTML-5 website that will be launched in Spring 2013, I decided to put this website together as a landing page for information about the project. Check out the site here!
Since “Hollow” will be a fusion of documentary portraits with data and maps, when I come across a cool graphic I will be posting it here. This one is by Adam Wagner, from Cleveland. I love the colors and use of shapes here to show change over time. We will be working with statewide and county-wide data from the 1940s to today to create interactive graphs. And speaking of Cleveland, my colleagues Matthew Hashiguchi (Cleveland native) and Nathaniel Hansen, will have roles on this project too! Check out the full post of “20 Beautifully Created Charts and Graphs”