Provide the public with accurate information about the COVID pandemic so they can make decisions based on facts.
A single platform that offers visitors to explore healthcare data from diverse perspectives and through multiple media types.
Rapid and effective communication of data-driven information is a core principle of modern public health practice. It can enable people and communities to make informed decisions and transform the general relationship between society and health authorities.
The German Federal Ministry of Health strives to follow this approach and inform the public about the coronavirus pandemic using various datasets.
We created a website that visualizes and describes various disease-related datasets from multiple sources. It offers visitors with different backgrounds and levels of knowledge an easy way to explore this data from diverse perspectives and through multiple types of media.
Visitors can focus on the current status, analyze the development over time, examine a geographical region of interest or compare the situation in different age groups. These perspectives help to contextualize the data and provide a bigger picture of the pandemic. They provide their information in visual and written form to bolster understanding.
The header communicates the pandemic’s overall situation and direction, visualizing ten indicators and their trends. It helps to compare the indicators, puts them into perspective and allows visitors to navigate between them to retrieve detailed information.
The detail view describes each indicator’s current state in compact, auto-generated text. Additionally, visitors can explore the indicator’s historical development in a timeline chart. The chart highlights important pandemic events and the indicator’s maximum value throughout the pandemic to provide a chronological reference.
In addition to the overview and historical context, the data is broken down by federal states and age groups.
To ensure the project’s success, we provided a full-service solution, including consulting and conception, data preparation and unification, and design and implementation. We also host the project to ensure constant availability and reliable automated data updates.
Our mobile-first design attaches particular importance to accessibility, usability, and overall broad comprehensibility.