Site of Open Wear, a ski / snowboard outerwear brand and community. Featuring an editorial design approach featuring articles, opinion pieces, gear reviews and so on. Beautiful design and great execution, love the transition states between the pages, and the thoughtful interactions. Nice design details, with slightly skewed buttons / UI, makes it feel a little more human. Particularly enjoy the homescreen, with the scrolling panel of content along the right edge.
Site for Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, research group dedicated to changing the cities of the future. Really love the approach of explaining the mission through easy to digest videos, problem statements, and short article like pieces. It is also beautifully designed, with large type, editorial style layouts, all with thoughtful transitions and interactions. Great example of a modern site explaining complex ideas and concepts.
Lovely site promoting 100 years of the American National Parks System. Choosing five of the hardest to access National Parks, Google brings an immersive exploration of these parks guided by the rangers that work there every day. You can explore a crevasse, fly with thousands of bats, soar over an active volcano, dive through shipwrecks – many shot with 360 video/audio. Each location has a few interactive moments, like scrubbing through time to see glacier melt. High production values, and a beautiful and immersive experience taking you to these iconic National Parks.
Great site for Danish Shipowners Association, highlighting how they are tackling key issues and showing stats and data on shipping. I love the way they bring their story to life through a long scrolling site that pulls out key stats and makes them tangible, like the banana. Love the way they have divided the chapters and if you click on the short nav it jumps straight to that section rather than scrolling you down. It looks great too, with well considered design, colour coded chapters, and nice type.
Lovely site for National Geographic, documenting four resident bears in Yellowstone through their daily activity and cameras mounted to their necks. Fascinating insight into where the bears go, what they do and how people interact with them. Beautifully designed too, love the scrolling mechanic that tracks the position across the map for each bear pulling out key moments. Lots of nice details such as the progress bar along the left edge of screen, and little prompts for action. Lovely example of a long form
See the Greenpeace fleet and how they have tried to raise awareness for the ocean environment and the creatures affected by humans. Rich immersive audio and visual experience highlighting the vessels Greenpeace uses and has used over the past 40 years. Love the look and feel for the site, from the rotating reel acting as the menu to the technique used to show inside the ships – the site is full of delightful details. It works really nicely on mobile too, from the menu to the map view – all works and looks great.
The digital accompaniment of a new book documenting various animals love rituals. Love the minimal pared down approach which highlights various movements and behaviors the animals have – shown simply through moving shapes. Click on the animation and a page split appears and more information is shown. Nice transitions and love the unifying way of displaying the simple animations to highlight the various weird and wonderful ‘acts of love’.
Highlighting Subaru’s CSR initiatives and relationship with the environment. Featuring a dynamic and fluid timeline that is first formed by tree rings – you can zoom in and out and the timeline unravels and populates with events. The execution sets this whole experience a level above, from the slick transitions, animations, and interactions. Fantastic attention to detail – great example of a timeline based experience.
Online interactive documentary highlighting nomads and their environment. Featuring first person walkthroughs of nomadic people, through their camps, where they hunt and live. Prompts to see videos and imagery pop up allowing you to see more when you want to dive into the detail – a sliding panel arrives with photos, film etc. There is a lot of detail, such as ambient sounds, conversations and insights into these people and their world. Lots of nice transitions, animations, icons and so on – it also looks great and provides an immersive experience.
Lovely bit of work, highlighting the plight of 30 of the world’s most threatened animals. Nice project educating the world about these amazing animals – love the look and feel, the polygonal creatures morphing from one to another. Attention to detail is great, the animals subtly animate, so does the typeface! Pleasure to use and love the way each scene changes to the next – and on top of all of this it also works on mobile/tablet really well. Great to see more of this kind of work out there.
Site from Kenzo trying to raise awareness about the global decline in ocean life. A tie in with the Blue Marine Foundation Kenzo have also released a line of tee shirt and sweaters too. Interestingly done through a 3d scrolling site, as you scroll your view explores the screen in a uniquely Kenzo way – colourful and bold.
Site for Wild Touch – an expedition into tropical forests on a quest of discovery. Lots of short films, photographs and so on – all exploring their findings. All wrapped up in a nice minimal interface, lots of attention to detail – from preloaders, the film scrubber, and slick transitions. Nice full bleed video and rollovers on the hub pages – a nice immersive experience.
Stunning site for WWF France – documenting the past 40 years. Featuring an interactive timeline that you scroll through showing video thumbnails – clicking them and they expand to more detail – bit of parallax effect and some light information. Nice timeline shown at the bottom of the page – rollover to expand – which categorises the various events and milestones. Loads of cool transitions and smooth animation throughout, very nice…
Lovely site for Greenpeace documenting their effort to claim the North Pole for nature – and highlighting peoples attempts to exploit the Arctic for resources. The story centres around a 3d map of the region which zooms and pans as you explore the timeline. There is lots of information about the animals in the area and the companies responsible for exploiting the region. All tied together with well considered typography and ‘app’ like design with sliding panels and large touchable buttons and icons. Really informative and loads of animations and transitions – all wrapped up in a great interface.