An interactive web story about our relationship with water
Powering a Nation is an award-winning project that brings together students from different concentrations in the UNC Journalism School to create interactive storytelling content for the Powering a Nation website to spread awareness and understanding of the many energy issues America faces.
The 2013 theme was 100 Gallons, a look at an individual's daily interaction with water resources. I worked as a web designer and programmer on a 12-person team to develop content for the 100 Gallons site.
Note: The developers who began this project did not provide a framework for Internet Explorer compatibility. All links are best viewed on Google Chrome in a large browser window.
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- We familiarized ourselves with water conservation issues and our specific project, 100 Gallons.
- Look for information gaps in the existing site content and brainstorm new topics.
- Conduct external research to flesh out our most intriguing ideas. As one of the web developers, I was focused on the storytelling format and experience. Here is some of my early inspiration for an engaging "scrolling" story:
The finished project can be found at the last dot beneath the 100 Gallons concept video or here: Use. Misuse. Abuse. The site was nominated for a Webby in 2013. My biggest regret was that we didn't have time or resources to conduct user research throughout our brainstorming and production phases.