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:
Hey, the two links in the text aren’t working. Just thought you’d want to fix it.
Mar 18th, 2011 / 12:22 pm
Oy. Thanks Kurt. I’ll fix it!
Mar 18th, 2011 / 12:42 pm
No problem. Glad to help. :)
Mar 18th, 2011 / 1:08 pm
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.
Mar 18th, 2011 / 4:38 pm
Thanks for mention! We greatly appreciate it.
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.
Mar 18th, 2011 / 8:11 pm
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.
Mar 21st, 2011 / 8:52 am
its a great idea, it can be used by third world countries too.
May 3rd, 2011 / 3:10 pm