Visualising Scotland at a turning point
Understand the User
Storm ID and ScotCen recruited an array of individuals who represented the target audience. Journalists, educators, bar managers, you name it! A large workshop was then held to extract information from them; would they use a data-driven site like this? When would they use it? What would they use it for?
This mix of client and end-user liaison at the start of any project can give you the confidence to make the right decisions and, ultimately, deliver a product that exceeds the clients expectations and meets the needs of users.
Understand the Data
Hundreds of organisations and media outlets ran polls running up to the Scottish Referendum.
Scottish Social Attitudes (SSA)
A long running data-set that touched on political opinion.
The Scottish Referendum was a historical moment and one that grabbed the attention of the whole nation. The What Scotland Thinks website played it's part by placing itself at the heart of the debate and being the go-to place for impartial data and analysis.
It now not only looks at how Scotland thinks it should be run but also at how England and Wales reckon they should now be governed.
An intuitive, bespoke Admin interface to allow ScotCen to update and build-up the poll data across common questions.
A tool to give users the ability to cross-reference and query the Scottish Social Attitudes (SSA) dataset.
How did we render the data on the front-end? By integrating with an interactive, responsive chart tool called HighCharts.
A crafted blog for comment and conjecture, built in WordPress to take advantage of the functionality on offer.
Throughout the site we integrated with Disqus to allow users to comment and discuss the data and blog posts.
What Scotland Thinks
If data visualisation is what you're looking for, get in touch and we can discuss your requirements.