In MBSJ2012, we introduced a “poster map” function for the very first time in the world. This poster map function highlights which posters you “liked” or which posters you added to “my schedule”. This enables participants to easily find which posters they need to visit.
The poster map is drawn using a simple combination of HTML & CSS. All of the poster rows are simply positioned absolutely and placed on top of a background image of the poster hall. The only difficult part is calculating the location of each poster.
In the future, we could easily extend the poster map concept to the exhibition. Participants could “like” booths, and efficiently visit the ones that they are interested in.