Developing an Award-Winning HTML5 Interactive Web Experience
The Northface 'KNOW Boundaries' campaign is a European-wide online initiative in partnership with REI and top athletes that offers life-saving tips on snow safety via expert interviews, videos, quizzes, and other interactive material.
The challenge was to present life-saving snow safety information in a fun, easy way. This was accomplished through the use of interactive videos featuring top athletes and certified mountain guides, quizzes, games, and social media; to introduce key concepts such as avalanche awareness, gear requirements, safety checklists, and other techniques for skiers and snowboarders who venture off the beaten path.
The website won awards including the Horizon Interactive Awards – 2011 Gold Winner, 2011 Best in Category.
The parallax scrolling was an innovative approach providing a bird's eye view of the slopes which gave users the sense that they were scaling up and down a mountain as they consumed the content.