Travelscope got selected as a Webby Awards Official Honoree

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Travelscope just got selected as an Official Honoree at The 20th Annual Webby Awards in the Web: NetArt category.

Among the 13,000 entries received this year from 65 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 20% of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.

Travelscope visualises the travel freedom attached to passports and the complex visa regulations across the globe.

Online application:
https://www.markuslerner.com/travelscope/

Travelscope – a visual exploration of the travel freedom attached to passports

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The weight and the travel freedom attached to a passport vary drastically across nationalities. International visa-regulations are very complex and often non-transparent. They reflect the economical and geopolitical situations as well as the relationships of countries.

This interactive experiment aims to cast some light on these structures and make it easy to find out which countries an individual of a certain nationality can travel to without a visa or with visa on arrival.

I wanted to create an intuitive and instant way to find out how many countries a certain national can travel to without a visa or with visa on arrival – and which nationals can enter a certain country without a visa.

The web application also features a responsive design and directly works on any iOS device (iPhone/iPad) running iOS 8 or newer and on recent Android versions.

The interactive map is programmed using D3.js and Three.js; the visa data are pulled from Wikipedia in regular intervals.

Online application:
https://www.markuslerner.com/travelscope/

Markuslerner.com website relaunch

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I finally relaunched my interaction design portfolio website: markuslerner.com

It starts off with a minimalistic responsive fullscreen slideshow. Detailed information about each project can be accessed via the plus button. The Menu disappears after an idle timeout in order to keep the look clean and simple.

The programming is based on the amazing Touchfolio wordpress theme by Dmitry Semenov and is powered by WordPress, jQuery, ModernizrExCanvastween.jsRoyalSliderGoogle Webfonts (Raleway), Fontello.

A big thank you to all my clients and collaborators for making these projects possible.

 

Odersun Solar Module Designer online

The new Solar Module Designer for the German solar module manufacturer Odersun just went live. It was developed by Markus Lerner in collaboration with Plural Kilian Krug (Concept/Design).

It allows you to create customized modules for building facades by interactively changing the shape via drag & drop. The solar cells are dynamically fitted in order to achieve the best enery output. The layout of the cells can also be adjusted in order to create a unique look. Front- and backside colour printing can be applied as well as various types of glazing.

The results can be saved in the online gallery or exported as pdf or dxf files.

A large touch screen version of the Solar Module Designer is currently on display at the Intersolar Europe in Munich. An iPad version of the designer will be available at the App Store soon.

Solar Module Designer

More about the project

3D image search

3D Photo View3D Photo View is a new intuitive image browser for viewzi.com.

Viewzi is a new and highly visual way to search. Being one of the search options, 3D photo view is a whole new approach to image search, allowing you to place several searchfields in a 3D space. The image results will get arranged around and between the searchfields. The engine also displays images related to several searchfields and related tags.

Programming in Flash ActionScript 3/Papervision. Concept and design in collaboration with WHITEvoid. Commission, production and art direction by WHITEvoid.

Artschoolvets.com launch & vernissage

artschoolvets.comArtschoolvets.com, a fashion website featuring an online t-shirt store is going to launch this Friday, 25. January. The exhibition and the store will be open from 26.01.–10.02.2008, 10–18h in Brunnenstr. 65, 13355 Berlin. The opening will be this Friday from 7pm.

I co-designed the website with Floor5 and programmed it with an individual content management and shop system.

Norwich Textiles online

www.norwichtextiles.org.uknorwichtextiles.org.uk just went live. It’s a comprehensive website about textile culture, art and technology in the City of Norwich (East England). It features an extensive history section, interactive textile trails, educative resources, visitor information and an online image database.

It was designed and developed at Studio Bec by Gero Grundmann and Markus Lerner for Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service and Norfolk School of Art and Design.