With the Humanising Data competition, Microsoft challenged designers to create apps that would make data beautiful, real and fun for New Zealanders.
The CEISMIC Digital Archive is a collection of video, audio, documents and images related to the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes. CEISMIC is gathering research material about the quakes to be shared with researchers around the world in a bid to learn as much as possible from the devastating events.
The CEISMIC Windows 8 app was praised by the judges for being easy to use, visually stunning and informative. They were also impressed with the depth of data that could be accessed through the tool.
The CEISMIC project was one of several earthquake response initiatives by NV Interactive that led to us securing an unprecedented double Partner of the Year win at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards for Web Development and Citizenship.
The full winners announcement from Microsoft can be seen at here.