I think might have been the first really impressive interactive infographic which stood out to me. The UK Energy Consumption Guide is a visual feast of graphs and stats based around energy usage in the UK. What really stands out for me in this piece of work is the use of colour and how the background changes colour as you scroll down which adds a new dimension to the design. The subtle use of animation with the odd cloud chugging slowly across the screen and the gentle bounce of balloons is a prime example that less can be more and the understated is often better than adding too many bells and whistles.
This infographic is elegant, factual and has beautiful rollover elements on the graphs – I am very impressed with the level of coding in this complicated layered design with the end result being a slick and powerful piece of work.