/e-politik.de/ e.V.

Germany’s electricity grit

Client: /e-politik.de/ e.V.
Year: 2014
Category: Infographics
Theme: (Deutsch) Energie
Project Manager(s): Jan Künzl

For the German Nagelschneider foundation in cooperation with the German non-profit /e-politik.de/ e.V., edeos has produced a complex interactive infographic. The infographic explains how the German electricity grid works and how it has to be amended in order to meet the demands of the German energy transition. The infrastructure and actors of the electricity grids are symbolized by icons. If the user selects an icon, an information box opens and offers additional information about the topic, about its problems. The main topics are visualized with animated video content (about 10 minutes of video in total). The infographic is optimized for use with tablets and other touch screens. It is based on a modified WordPress system and can be maintained easily even by persons with just beginners knowledge of content management systems. The aim of the project was to explain the complex topic multidimensionally and detailed, but simple and motivating for interested laymen. The architecture of the infographic is constructed in a way which makes it very intuitively to use. There are different layers of information with an increasing depth of information. This allows the user, depending on its motivation, to access the topic as in-depth as he wishes. Social, political and technical challenges of the amendment of the electricity grid are also presented.

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