Posted 23rd September 2014 | By ExtraMile

A memorable and exciting user experience is high on the list of those who offer it and receive it.

A combination of clever marketing and advanced technologies enables users to actively participate and interact with our digital surroundings. We no longer have to sit and view from afar, but can create our own experiences through innovative website development.

See (and experience) some of these interactive websites:

WiFi Identifier This fantastic website provides users with an interactive and creative bandwidth calculator. It logically guides the users through the calculator with illustrated and animated multiple choice questions, turning what can be a boring and monotonous chore into a visually exciting and fun experience with a valuable and informative outcome.

WifI Identifier

 

12th Man A website very relevant for this current year, although now a few months out of date perhaps. This site provided real time social media data and key facts about this years world cup and all the teams participating in it within a fun and interactive platform. Users could find out what was the most popular picture, player or most social stadium according to Twitter using the interactive time line or find out key stats by clicking on one of the teams positioned around the illustrated stadium.

12th Man

 

Holiday Decorator This insurance company lets customers digitally adorn their home in all kinds of Christmas paraphernalia including lights, tree and candles. However, underneath the lighthearted fun there is a serious message warning users of the dangers of having a “Griswold Christmas” and overloading their homes with too much electricity over the holiday season.

Holiday Decorator

 

Extra Deluxe This stunningly illustrated website highlights and explains the sights and sounds of the Belgium Coast. Navigate through the 3D illustrated map and click around the points of interest to find out the best places to eat and sleep along with what to do in the beautiful Belgian’s coast cities.

 Extra Delux

 

Face Mother Ever need help in buying a present for your mum? Try this website. A Google experiment that claims to be able to provide suggestions of gifts through facial recognition and complex algorithms. Upload a portrait and find the perfect present for that special person!

Face Mother

 

#nomoresnooze Who loves a good snooze? Everyone I think. And I bet we all hit the snooze button several times in the morning. However, this website from Withings promotes the #nomoresnooze ethos encouraging people not to hit the snooze button and to have better, healthier sleep with it's Aura line of products. Have a go at smashing up your alarm clock, whilst getting some interesting facts about our sleeping habits. Click on to the ‘Why should I care about my Sleep” link in the top right also takes you to a very nice parallax scroll website all about sleeping!

#nomoresnooze

Written by Laura Bennett, designer at ExtraMile Communications.

At ExtraMile we try to take an hour out each week to look around us at what others do and to gain inspiration and to admire people's creativity. Each post in this series is one staff member's take on the world of web, design and things online. We hope you enjoy it.

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