Human Things — A brief history of mankind
How can we make such a wide topic as history and human development understandable? How can we portion the flood of information for the user and make it digestible? The result of these starting questions is an experimental storytelling website.
The evolution of human tools serves as the main narrative for this project. It allows us to navigate through history with a clear focus. We can easily compare vast timelines from more than 3 million years ago till today. From stone tools to smartphones in one single website.
The visual design system is primarily concerned with clarity and user navigation. Distinct colour codes mark different periods of history. A hierarchical typographic system provides orientation and structured information. The tools – the main storytelling device for this project – are rendered directly in the browser with 3D technology and are spiced up with interactions and animations. 2021
- Information Design