World Energy Council
This was an ambitious project to present the World Energy Council’s global work to improve energy awareness and to provide a visualisation of their statistical data. I was primarily involved with the theme and layout development work which adhered strictly to the designers’ vision. One particular memory of this project was my colleague’s long battle with the Raphael.js library and zero-length animations: he discovered when he moved his mouse rapidly over a chart that parts would end-up in the wrong state; it took him several hours of diagnosis only for him to slap his head when my fresh pair-of-eyes spotted the issue in a few minutes – sometimes it is useful to not be invested in a particular problem to be able to see the wood for the trees; if I were in his shoes I’d have bashed my head just as many times against the brick wall only for someone else to come along and make me see that which I couldn’t previously. This incident helped me understand the importance of having colleagues you can collaborate with when you hit a bump in the road.