Data Display in Grand Central

Stopping a New Yorker in their tracks at Grand Central Station can be difficult, but that’s exactly what the The Financial Times attempted to do by projecting a series of interactive infographics projections in the Vanderbilt Hall. The information focused on the areas of business, economy and technology and highlights the publication’s growing investment in data journalism.  The 3D designs were created in collaboration with David McCandless who you may also remember from his fantastic TED talk. The project boasts both online and offline components. For just two days passers by were invited to interact with a large, touch-sensitive floor mat and users are invited to comment on the videos on their new website.