A single page application with multiple dynamic page sections.
Dragging across the timeline allows visitors to compare changes from one historical era to the next.
For each historical era, appropriate icons are highlighted and selectable.
Summaries are provided for each era, beginning at the top of the page and concluding at the bottom. A simple animated slide down the page connects the two sections.
Selecting 'explore in detail' on any item in the middle of the page opens the second major interface on the site, providing a general cross-era summary of this activity and an interface for viewing examples from each era.
Historical context and detailed consideration of each issue is provided by video interviews we conducted with Babson College faculty.
The Eras of Entrepreneurship microsite provides a history of entrepreneurship in the United States in the twentieth century. The site is divided into two sections: 1) an overview of people, trends, definitions across a set of five historical eras, and 2) a timeline of important events and movements with video commentary from Babson College faculty. The first section appears on the "front" and is set up to allow a side-by-side comparison of the different eras by means of a slider navigation. The second section is accessed by clicking on one of the links in the lower half of the page. This opens an overlay panel containing a second, distinct interface. The site features a dense amount of content organized into an easy to navigate, rich, single-page application.
Graphic/Web Design, Interaction Design, Layout, Front-end Development.
Content by Christine Costello and Robert Williams. Development assistance by Charles Berube. Icons by Jeremy Withers. Video by James Hamar.