The idea behind projecting the results in this way is to provide a clear and simple source of information and to create an "arresting" image. The results projection, which will be removed after dawn on 7 May, will feature a "winning line", representing the 326 seats that any party will need to win to be sure of an outright victory. The idea was approved by the parliamentary authorities, responsible for the management of its buildings and the BBC is said to be "delighted" with the initiative.
Note: the image on the left appeared at the BBC website. No clue why the Photoshop guy could not update the "2005" reference with a more appropriate year label. The other image originates from Greenpeace. I therefore hope the security has the perimeter around the tower covered for any potential data "skewing" from outside.
What do you think? Is it a useful way to display newsworthy information?