KTN Landscapes

Creative data visualisation and advanced search functionality for UK economy sectors.
Creative data visualisation and advanced search functionality for UK economy sectors.

Starting Point

Starbit has worked with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) since 2009 on the design and production of a range of marketing and events materials. The KTN Medicines Team asked Starbit to scope out a possible digital platform for making a large database of organisations publicly available via a user-friendly web interface. The initial challenge was how to structure the data in a hierarchy that presented an overview (“the landscape”) but also made finer details easily accessible.

Solution

Starbit conceived a three-tier visualization of the landscape that would allow users to select from colour-coded top-level categories, leading them into subcategories and then a geographic overview. This in turn, would lead them to a detailed list that could be filtered and sorted in several ways. Each listing has a full details page and an accurate Google map. The client has full editorial control over the data via a user-friendly dashboard and the web interface is fully responsive, allowing access on a range of device sizes. The initial concept was extremely well received and has now evolved into a suite of integrated sites, accessed via a global landing page.

Result

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