11692992 story Googling the Trail of a Serial Rapist 204 Posted by timothy on Thursday April 22, 2010 @03:17PM from the can-you-hear-me-now? dept. theodp writes "Innovative Interactivity has a behind-the-scenes look at the Washington Post's On the Trail of a Serial Rapist series. Information Designer Kat Downs details her experience designing and building the impressive interface for the series, including the use of Google Maps to track the rapist. Wary, perhaps, that it might encourage vigilantism, the WaPo stopped short of allowing readers to add their own input to the maps and urged anyone with additional information to contact the police."