Often times, historical figures are seen as purely good or evil, thus oversimplifying them as human beings. They are not static characters in a novel. People see them in different ways depending on different contexts, such as time period and location.
Only Human is a Web and iPad app that informs people about the positive and negative media throughout time associated with famous figures who have historically been labeled in this binary way. It then gives users the option to make their own decision about that figure.
The project is a collaboration effort as part of the A + E History Channel Hackathon with my peers at Parsons - Aditi Surana and Raha Ghassemi.
As the user slides across the face of the historical figure, he starts to discover the positive and negative media.
It was awarded winner of the Judge's Choice/Hot Button category for the A + E History Design Jam