The website starts with an introduction about Tahrir Square and the protests happening in Egypt with a choice for further investigation of the topic for users who are unfamiliar with these protests. The purpose of these two images are to juxtapose the freedom of Egyptians to protest in 2011 compared with the banning of protests in 2013. This backdrop also sets up Tahrir Square (which is actually circular) as a point of visual inspiration.
For users who want to explore more about the history of Egyptian protests, they can click through to this page highlighting important events throughout history that they can explore further by clicking ‘more’.
A short sentence that further contextualises the site and an introduction to the colour scheme that will be used throughout.
Meet the Protesters
The groups of protesters are then introduced with a short description, their slogan, and their corresponding colour. The idea is to set up a visual language that the user becomes familiar with as they navigate through the site.
This visual shows all protests for any chosen year. Each circle represents a single clickable protest. On the right, the user can use the filters to change how the data is displayed. This exploratory method of visualisation allows the user to find their own stories within the data.