The design characteristics
After the runaway success of the Partly Cloudy iOS weather app, we at Raureif created the Weather Radials infographic poster as an analogue companion to the app. In countless iterations, we applied the app’s radial daily forecast visualization to an annual review visualization on the poster.
The resulting design is minimalistic: the colorful infographics consist only of lines and circles, accompanied by carefully considered typography. All elements are arranged on a simple grid, providing visual structure for the poster. The radial visualizations were created withProcessing and then arranged as a poster in InDesign.
The Helsinki font
We think typography is the foundation of great graphic design. That’s why we hand-pickedHelsinki™ by award-winning type designer Ludwig Übele to give the Weather Radials poster (and before that, the Partly Cloudy app) a bold, sturdy look.
The data used for the visualization was collected from the Open Weather Map project, theNorwegian Meteorological Institute and Weather Underground. To create the visualizations, we parsed and revised the data to create a set of comprehensive JSON files. The weather events were identified manually from news sources from all over the world.
The poster was created by German Designer Timm Kekeritz of Raureif. The poster could not have been realized without the help of the entire Raureif team (Jana Kühl, Karen Hentschel, Tobias Ottenweller and managing partner Frank Rausch).
Raureif is an interaction design consultancy. The Berlin offices are headed by Timm Kekeritz andFrank Rausch. Both are renowned software design experts who have been featured in publications around the world. They also teach Graphical User Interfaces in Copenhagen and Potsdam.