The best of the Times Interactive team
While we try to get a coveted
thetimes.co.uk/interactives spot, here is a selection of our favourite bespoke projects, involving several that have involved collaboration with the rest of the newsroom and wider Digital team.
The Brexit flowchart
From a drawing on the back of an envelope to a double-page spread and a full interactive flowchart, we brought to life Henry Zeffman’s explanation of what could happen to Brexit and Theresa May ahead of the December 11 vote on her deal.
The Times and Sunday Times’s coverage of Armistice was months in the making and a cross-title mobilisation of resources on a huge scale. Our standout digital projects made the most of our archive and included an annotated version of The Times newspaper published on November 12 1918, the colourising of black and white photos of celebrations around the country and the retelling of the Hundred Days Offensive using maps published 100 years ago.
Plenty of maps, updated twice a day, as Florence made its way to the east cost of the United States.
Our first collaboration with the Sunday Times Style section, and another two-day project aiming at making of a few of the piece’s top lines more personal.
The NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary in July 2018.
We celebrated the UK’s love/hate relationship with the institution with two bespoke projects.
We set up a phone voicemail for our readers to share their stories of the NHS. We picked the most interesting stories and built a bespoke storytelling template with a scrolling audio player to bring them to life.
After weeks of research and compiling data, we also built a page for readers to compare their hospital and NHS trust to the rest of the country.
This Sunday Times splash about poor police performance was a result of a collaboration with the data team – and we got our postcode searcher out of the cupboard, packing a mapping of LSOA results and a comparison with the whole of the country.
LBW or not?
The latest in our series of news-games! This time, our readers are placed in the boots of a cricket umpire and have to decide if a batsman should be given out LBW.
A continuation on the theme of sports games we started last year with our offside or not assistant referee simulator.
A prime example of a quick-turnaround bespoke project, putting your guess of how many slaves there are in Britain against official estimates — and other readers’ guesses.
Silvio Berlusconi’s return to Italian politics led to a lot of interest in the March 2018 election.
We produced a comprehensive and visual pre-coverage, as well as a detailed analysis comparing demographic factors with the populist part Five Star Movement’s results.
The Trump vocabulary
As long as Donald Trump only picks fights on Twitter… but just exactly how did his catchphrases and hashtags come about during the primary, election campaign, and his presidency?
The Data team studied President Trump’s Twitter vocabulary from 2014.
The Star Wars Quiz
Take our comedic guide to intergalactic politics to work out where you stand on the side of dark and light.
The fall of Islamic State in maps
A successful collaboration with our Graphics department to show how the Islamic State’s territorial gains and losses have changed over the so-called caliphate’s lifespan.
Taking the reader through all the essential need-to-knows of Brexit, updated as the national conversation has continued.
Why does Putin always win?
Putin’s hold on Russian politics has shown no signs of weakening: he was re-elected president in 2018. Our teams explain why and how.