My favorite winners of the Design for America contest

The winners of the Design for America contest showcase some of the most compelling visualizations of government data I have seen in a while. Here are a few of my favorites. I had a hard time choosing since they are all pretty darn amazing. Enjoy!

Is Washington Bankrupting America?

How our laws are made
by Mike Wirthart

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Country Sin Rankings
by Forum One

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A few words about the contest this year:

The Design for America contest led to the most compelling, interesting visualizations of any of our contests. With about 72 entries, the design community stepped up and showed amazing ways for us to view government and imagine new ways for government to serve citizens.

If you’ve never heard of it by now, here is the catch:

…This 10 week long design and data visualization extravaganza is focused on connecting the talents of art and design communities throughout the country to the wealth of government data now available through bulk data access and APIs, and to help nurture the field of information visualization. Our goal is simple and straightforward — to make government data more accessible and comprehensible to the American public…

Check out the rest of the contest here

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