Student dynamic map competition

Dark Sky Sanctuaries

By Aileen Clarke, Austin Novak, and Jake Steinberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Dark Sky Sanctuaries is a longform interactive infographic that explores the causes and consequences of light pollution. Users are presented with a variety of maps and illustrations as they scroll through the interactive. The information is chunked and presented in a linear narrative to promote memorability. Interactions are limited and meaningful, such as allowing the user to localize the story by sharing their device’s location, and using a slider to experience the growth of light pollution.