A unique project with unique challenges.
The project represented the different stages of the coming dawn by showing smooth transactions between the tweets and the changing of background colours. The exact moment of dawn changes every day (what, you didn’t notice?), meaning that we had to create an algorithm to adjust the triggering of these effects at different times throughout the year.
Dawn Chorus needed to be a responsive site, so visitors could experience it on mobiles, outdoors, in real time, and at the break of dawn. The public were also encouraged to take part in the project, so we built custom functionality designed to pull specific tweets (#dawnchorus365) from Twitter, and the ability for each tweet to be moderated by an administrator before it appeared on the website.