Designed by Applied Works, this interactive infographic for the iPad platform was commissioned to accompany a news story on the North/South health divide in England. The different 'Health Wheels' distil 32 different health indicators across 9 geographical regions. The wheels act as visual barometers for the health of each region, in order to provide users with an intuitive way of scanning through all the indicators. A map of England communicates the national perspective in response to the wheel, with a 'traffic light' colour code identifying which regions score 'better than', 'worse than' or 'average' compared to the national mean. For the regional view, segments on the wheel are color-coded according to the performance of each indicator.
For those infosthetics.com readers lucky enough to have access to both an iPad and The Times app, this infographic lives along a story titled "Major Shift Planned for NHS Treatment", which is currently featured in the News section. Those readers are also kindly invited to leave a short personal review in the comments section below. Does this new form of infographics truly exploit iPad's unique capabilities?
For all other mortals, including myself, the Times kindly provided a short video demonstration and a Flickr set to demonstrate this fresh incarnation of information graphics on an alternative display medium.