Energy Realities

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Web Design, Interactive Infographics, Javascript

For their “energy realities” website, National Geographic Maps asked Bluecadet to create a series of highly interactive infographics and maps that explore the story of energy: the history, current state, and future of our demand and dependence.

We worked closely with energy experts to interpret complex data sets on a range of issues, including global population density, fossil fuel reserves, and bio-fuel production.

After much sketching and prototyping, we designed a set of visually rich and interactive infographics that tell the story of global energy. Delving into the latest JavaScript libraries and frameworks, we used multiple program languages to ensure that the interactive features would work consistently across different browsers and devices.

Visualizing Information

We designed the website to showcase a range of infographics, multimedia features, and articles about energy use and production. Given National Geographic’s reputation for producing stunning photographic imagery, we incorporated photography into the design as a way to promote the brand and create visual interest. We also incorporated a live LinkedIn feed to foster discussions about important issues directly from the website.

Content rich website with integrated social media

Energy is both a complicated and critically important subject; it is one whose many aspects may be hard to grasp. Our infographics make it easier for users to process interconnected information, and interacting with the data helps guide them toward an understanding of the big picture. By presenting information in an interactive, visual format, Energy Realities connects people and data.


ADDY Awards – Gold, Websites, Consumer HTML

M&M Global Awards – Best Campaign Reaching Business and Political Decision Makers

Communication Arts – Webpick of the Week

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