Interactive infographic design for The Australian Government Fair Work Ombudsman website.
The Australian Government Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) website provides information and advice to users about workplace rights and obligations. Following the Fair Work Commission Penalty Rates Decision handed down in 2017, an interactive infographic design was required to visually demonstrate who is affected by the penalty rates decision.
The Fair Work Ombudsman assessed the Australian Government – Creative and Digital Communication Panel for Graphic Design Services and approached Percept for this HTML infographic design project. The infographic was to be a part of their existing website design, containing easily digestible information and a personalised summary tailored to the user’s selections. It was important that the interactive infographic design adhered to the existing brand guidelines, and ensured mobile compatibility as well as taking web accessibility standards into consideration because that is a requirement of all work for The Australian Government.
This interactive infographic design solution was a simple, three step process, that guides the user through the selections. Clear icons, headings and hover states that invert when selected, were implemented to show the user’s current position and present information in an engaging, concise way.
Once selection criteria are filled, the key details relevant to the user’s specifications appear. The affected areas are separated into distinctive sections, accompanied by icons and an industry colour specific background to visually inform the user which sector they are currently viewing.
It is an effective solution that avoids large blocks of text which can be hard to read and digest. The result is an interactive infographic design with a flow of information that is simple, intuitive and engaging for users of the Australian Government FWO website to follow quickly and easily.