Public Health England’s Longer Lives website, developed here at the Institute, triumphed at the international 2014 Interaction Design Awards in March, winning first place in the “disrupting” category.
This award recognises excellence for completely re-imagining an existing product or service by creating new behaviours, usages or markets.
The Longer Lives project was developed by PHE’s Knowledge and Intelligence team, led by Dr Julian Flowers, and SapientNitro, with additional support from colleagues across the South East and East Midlands. The website uses existing data and a unique design to present complex information about premature mortality across England in an accessible and engaging way.
Julian Flowers said: “This is a great achievement. We designed this website to support local authorities in identifying their priorities and to help guide their health and wellbeing strategies. Voting was open to the public so we extend our thanks to those who recognised our efforts and a special mention to Daniel Flint, Longer Lives lead developer, who wrote the software for this extensive project.”