But, even if it's a good user experience and represents information
fairly accurately, it does show the point of view of one side in a
long and bloody civil war. I'm definitely not taking the side of
the LTTE, but clearly the map serves as propaganda in some sense.
Using maps and information graphics for propaganda is nothing new,
but does interactivity give governments additional tools to influence
public opinion? Do you as an interaction designer ever run into
ethical concerns? Has a regular, run-of-the-mill commercial client
asked you to omit information that was important to the user but
unflattering to their company?