[open-energy] Update on EU energy data visualisations
francis at flourish.org
Mon Jan 31 12:50:54 GMT 2011
I like it, I found it good fun! And a clean design.
My main thing was a need for some kind of key on the icons for
production/consumption use, when you are zoomed in on a country.
Maybe if you hover over one it should say in text what it means?
On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:58:13AM +0100, Jonathan Gray wrote:
> Hi all,
> Following is a quick progress update on the energy data visualisations
> we're producing.
> You can see an alpha version of what we have so far at (please do not
> circulate this link beyond this list for now):
> * http://www.driven-by-data.net/sketch/open-energy/demo.html
> * In the final version one will be able to click on the countries to
> see a breakdown of consumption, production and progress towards the
> 2020 renewables target. At the moment you can test this by clicking on
> the flag. Clicking on the flag again let you return to the 'overview'
> * We are currently working on how to simplify the menu system to
> make it more integrated with the visual design. The current menu
> system is just for the demo. In the final version there will be
> several different presets to choose from, e.g. total consumption,
> total production, total renewables energy production, and so on. We
> may add an 'expert mode' for experienced users later, if we want to
> retain the full complexity of the menu.
> * We will produce animations on the basis of interactive graphics
> which will be able to be played without input from a user. These will
> alternate between the various views comparing EU countries, and
> 'zoomed in' views showing information about all the different EU
> member states. The sequence should be long and varied enough for it to
> be interesting to watch, and not too repetitive!
> * We are going to limit the use of language, trying to make the
> graphics speak for themselves and using icons wherever we can. Where
> we use words to explain what is happening we will have several EU
> languages (probably English, French and German).
> We're aiming to have this done by Wednesday this week. Any feedback
> before this date would be very much appreciated.
> More on the way soon!
> All the best,
> Jonathan Gray
> Community Coordinator
> The Open Knowledge Foundation
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> open-energy at lists.okfn.org
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