History Timeline

Sept. 4, 2006

An award-winning interactive timeline for the BBC allowing users to browse through 8,000 years of Great British History to discover how the past has shaped the world we live in today.

Built in Flash our challenge was to bring Britain's history to life through a rich and engaging user-experience that didn't compromise on usability.

This compact yet powerful tool offers a Zooming UI to provide users with a highly intuitive method of navigating an immense amount of content ranging from the Neolithic period to the present day. The site won the Arts & Culture award at the BIMA 2007 Awards as well as being nominated at the Y Design Awards that year for the Best Application Award.