An interactive data visual that displays the scale and story of Airbnb through a WebGL based globe and explore-able illustrative map that is optimized for mobile and desktop.
Airbnb has more than 1M accommodation listings in more than 190 countries, making it larger than any hotel chain. But some travelers continue to feel uncomfortable about staying in another person's home. To earn the trust of first-time users and demonstrate the popularity of staying in an Airbnb property, we created a real-time data visualization of its global activity for the Airbnb website. Users can explore the map and zoom in on interesting Airbnb stories through iconic landmarks and playful animations.
Over a hundred icon illustrations based on key landmarks, vegetation and wildlife for specific locations were animated and placed on the map.