Help scientists recover worldwide weather observations made by Royal Navy ships around the time of World War I. These transcriptions will contribute to climate model projections and improve a database of weather extremes. Historians will use your work to track past ship movements and the stories of the people on board.
What we made:
- Interaction and visual design
- Front-end development
The main aim of our work at the Old Weather project was to design a system able to engage users on the digitization job. The system should be easy to use, playful and enjoyable. Our future climate depends on it!
Old Weather design was oriented as a collaborative game, where each user earns points when digitizing. The collected points accumulate on the user profile, so he promotes from “cadet” to “captain” and so on. Who can resist to become the captain of an old vessel?
A great example of crowdsourcing and “game with a purpose” model: an engaging game that supports an important scientific research.
Vessel travel visualization
As the logbook digitalization progress, latitude and longitude information gets incorporated. With this information the ship route can be traced on a map.
The process of logbooks digitization is supported by a carefully designed system guiding the user at each task.
Each time a user participates in the digitization of a logbook, he promotes as ship crew. The more he digitize, the higher his rank will be.
We take enjoyment in being a small and productive company that delivers great user experiences for stories that matter
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