Visual Budget – an Interactive Guide to the Federal Budget

Visual Budget will be a data-visualization web site that explains all the complicated ins and outs of the US Federal Budget using interactive charts and motion graphics. It is a tool that lets citizens like you and me understand this important issue, armed with the latest most comprehensive facts and figures. It brings a new breadth of knowledge to our political discourse and helps us share our opinions with artistic power.

Definitely worth supporting. Back it over on Kickstarter:

7 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Hey, the two links in the text aren’t working. Just thought you’d want to fix it.

  2. Oy. Thanks Kurt. I’ll fix it!

  3. No problem. Glad to help. :)

  4. I appreciate what these guys are trying to do, but I’m wary of their consuming fascination with whiz-bang motion graphics, which are more often than not the enemy of clarity.

  5. @Tina,
    Thanks for mention! We greatly appreciate it.

    @Rob,
    Your comment is duly noted. We will take your concern very seriously in our design process. I hope to find a good balance between elegant clarity in chart design and animation for continuity. And I’ll take care not to gild turds with whiz-bang.

  6. Just be sure that what you develop is truly nonpartisan. You cannot let your personal bias enter into your project . You must haVE YOUR WORK PEER REVIEWED BE GREAT MINDS IN ECON1001 FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM.

    I’m a retired teacher and can see just how your concept will help educate the folks in the greatest potential disaster that our society has faced .

    I see that you are shopping for money be sure to get some from all camps and DO NOT LET THE MONEY DRIVE YOUR FINAL PROJECT.

    GOOD LUCK

  7. its a great idea, it can be used by third world countries too.

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