A web-based platform for monitoring, structuring and visualizing the online response to Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Twitter
As the project unfolded and the Opening Ceremony got closer, we considered designing visualizations that highlighted interesting topics that were brought to light during the Olympic torch relay and other issues that would be in evidence during the competitions. This led our project to focus, on the one hand, on the backstage of a mega sporting event and, on the other hand, on the sporting disciplines and participating nations.
We explored more sophisticated visualizations capable of communicating layered meanings and improved some features from the older visualizations. The experiment “Trajetórias da Chama” was radically changed and ended up called “Tour da Tocha”. In this new version, we collected geo-tagged images from the Instagram account of @rio2016 and visualized them on a timeline map.
These are OBSERVATÓR!O2016 main page and visualization pages as they looked like in version 2.0.: