Triggering civic awareness through truly interactive regional data.

In our first collaboration with Veneto’s statistical office, we designed an interactive, digital version of their annual report. It’s the first effort to offer Veneto’s citizens access to digital tools and transparent knowledge.

Introducing the first informational storytelling portal for Veneto’s public administration office. What happens when you tell the story of 2020 - a year of crisis, pain, recovery and hope - through its data? In our first collaboration with Veneto’s statistical office, we codesigned an interactive and digital version of their annual statistical report. The result was a scrollytelling webpage and two dashboards. It’s the first effort to offer Veneto’s citizens access to digital tools and transparent knowledge.

What we did

  • Data storytelling
  • Data visualization
  • Web design
  • Front-end dev.
  • UX

Client

Ufficio statistico regione Veneto

The process
Co-design everywhere

Through co-design, it was possible to assist Veneto's statistical team in creating their first interactive report - a big step for an organisation that created a print report for the last 20 years.

The strategy
Headlines are your best friends!

Given the informative nature of the project, we experimented with several approaches to reduce the reader’s stress and to create the most comfortable informative experience possible. How? By, for example, integrating legends and filters to interact with graphics within the headlines. This trick reduces the visual noise and integrates text and graphics.

Never underestimate the power of headlines

We conceived the headlines as an integral part of the graph, turning them into a fundamental tool for exploring and understanding what the data is telling us. In addition, it supports better chart and text integrations toward a more fluent reading and data experience.

Why are legends evil?

Legends aren’t evil by nature, but they can be when they require the eyes to move back and forth between the graph and the legend to understand the shapes or colours. By overlapping legends and by using them in closer proximity to the related charts, you can focus the reader’s eyes, making it easier for them to immerse themselves in the content.

The idea
Different products for different consumption models

The idea consists of two central sections: the economic situation and the information dashboard. While the former focuses on the past year's data, the information dashboard represents wide-ranging data. It includes, for example, data ranging from 2010 and interactive graphs on a municipal level. The goal was to design both as a tool that would always make knowledge readily available to citizens.

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