Photo: NRK og Meteorologisk institutt
Weather forecasts on the web
Yr.no has revolutionised weather forecasting on the web with an intuitive and understandable user interface. It utilises the largest XML-based free weather data offering in the world – anyone can collect data and graphics from yr.no and apply them to their own services. Yr.no is both for those who want simple weather data and the more advanced user.
The width and depth is impressive, not least when one considers that yr.no downloads data from 2,000 measuring points every hour, which makes it possible to predict the weather for seven million places around the world. At the same time, yr.no has managed to achieve the difficult balance between the needs of advanced users and those who want simple data through an intuitive user interface. It has clarified and prioritised what is important for the respective user.
Fine, small adjustments and smart navigation possibilities mean that users can tailor the information to their needs. In addition, the site is adapted for the visually impaired and colour blind.
Yr.no has managed to take the functionality and design further onto mobile user devices. The jury thinks that yr.no out classes all other weather forecasting sites, and goes one step further.
Company: NRK and Meteorologisk institutt
Project group company: Anne Authen, NRK
Hans Christian Holm, NRK
Knut Karlsen, NRK
Kristin Goa, Meteorologisk institutt
Mai-Linn Finstad, Meteorologisk institutt
Marius Cederholm, Apt
Martin Berglund, NRK
Therese Gruehagen, Meteorologisk institutt
Tom Erik Støwer, NRK
Erik Bolstad, NRK
Award / year: Award for Design Excellence - 2012
Category: Interaction design