One of the most interesting parts of working at a large research-focussed university such as Liverpool, is having access to comprehensive data sets on some really important areas of study.
In this particular project, our design and development team were asked to come up with a way of sharing 20 years(!) of clinical research data online, in a manner that was easily digestible by both members of the public and medical professionals.
To do that, we came up with the idea building a web interface that let visitors "choose their own adventure", in the style of the popular book series - allowing them to generate one of a kind infographic style displays from the data, which they could then print, save and share with friends.
Rather than overwhelm users with the entire dataset, we chose to focus on top-line figures, as well as visual data such as maps and charts. For those who want a more in-depth look at the data we're also making the full set available as a download.
Interface design on the project was carried out by Matt Smith (based on prototypes designed by myself) while data integration and back-end development was taken care of by Alan Brown.
Launch screen - pick a jumping-off point for your infographic, by selecting either a study, investigator, network or topic.
Example infographic for Prof Munir Pirmohamed.
Share your custom infographic with freinds, by email or URL.
Example infographic for 'All Caner/Misc Sites' topic.
Example infographic for Cheshire and Merseyside CLRN.