The Library Map of the World website maps country-level library data and features library-focused stories that demonstrate the profound impact libraries have on populations around the world.
Interaction design, information architecture, visual design
January 2018- Ongoing
Librarians & library advocates, government organizations worldwide
The landing page highlights eight library metrics by library type for all countries that have submitted data, including both country totals and totals by continent.
Wire framed and created static mock ups of the metrics map page & mobile view, collaborated with developers to make updates. Exported assets for development, ensured page, button, typography style fit with the rest of the site. Created color palette for main metrics maps (selected and unselected countries), iterated on map data panel organization and styling.
Landing Page Map Colors
To fit the professional look of the site, we used a bright yet refined color palette. The map colors implemented take into consideration countries with no country data, and data availabilty, in addition to user selection and mouse hover.
All colors were tested and approved for a range of colorblindness.
SDG Stories Pages
Our client, worked with libraries across the world to capture stories of library impact that show how libraries contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We then created shareable story pages that feature narratives from each country complemented by photography and video.
Wireframed and created static mock ups of the SDG stories page, with considerations for stories having different levels of data (Number of relevant SDG stories, length of story, number of photos, dual language translation). Created wireframes and static mock ups of mobile view, collaborated with developers to make updates. Exported assets for development, ensured page, button, typography style fit with the rest of the site.
For the launch of the site at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in 2017, we designed a promotional postcard.
Designed a cohesive front and back that explains the main features of the site. Incorporated site branding.