Synoptic is a 3D interactive infographic based on a meteorological data set from Augsburg, Germany. Within the clean interface users can select environmental attributes to explore, alter time-spans, and detect patterns over time on a three-dimensional line graph landscape.
This nice piece of minimalist data visualisation is from Roland Lößlein, a 23 years old student of the Multimedia course at the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg. He is a freelance developer/designer for the web, besides his personal project We Ain’t Plastic.
Weather should no longer be only of interest when people have to choose the right clothes, plan recreational activities or find topics on conversation. With this interface he wants to call up the fascination for the dynamic and the complexity of weather and decided that it should be the main issue of his job, to motivate the user to recognise this.