Standards Council of Canada (SCC) provides partner organizations with information about standards regarding safety regulations for consumer products. The volume and complexity of this information requires that users are able to explore it in ways where the relationships and hierarchy of the data become immediately evident. A table-based faceted search, expanding and collapsing trees or comparable solutions weren’t enough to express the full picture.
In collaboration with SCC, 76design opted for an interactive mind map interface. This approach would let users navigate the information in a visual way, while receiving feedback on data relationships as they explore a decision tree. We developed an online interactive mind map, as a plugin-free, fully customizable web application.