Ohio Recovery Map
Obama for America
The main interface and focal point of this site is a live Google Map with data overlaid on top, yet users are given the ability to dig deeper on a more local level. The first level shown here on the homepage, contains the five main manufacturing hubs in Ohio, indicated by the blue dots. Each dot contains the number of personal stories held within, with a variable size based on that number.
After selecting one of the five cities on the map, you are zoomed into a detail view of the area. The map is then populated with up to eight individual’s stories of how the auto recovery impacted their lives. You could then click through all eight stories, or navigate between other cities.
To better tell the story of each city, we added in other relevant data points, as well as smaller quotes and anecdotes to go alongside the larger stories.