Every day, over 3 billion searches take place on Google, and Google Trends gives us an unparalleled look at what the world is searching for. Google News Lab puts that data to use — from powering insightful journalism to helping you pick out your Halloween costume.
Freightgeist is a whimsical Halloween microsite. I worked with Use All Five and the Google Creative Lab. My role was to take raw data from the Google Trends team and process it to produce an JSON api for the frontend. During the week leading up to Halloween, the site was featured on the homepage of Google. The site won the 2016 Webby Award for "Best Visual Design - Function".
Agency: Use All Five
Launch Date: Oct 20, 2015
Technologies: Google App Engine, Python, JSON
Webby Award Info: http://webbyawards.com/winners/2016/websites/website-features-and-design/best-visual-design-function/google-frightgeist/